38th Backgammon World Championship Results
Backgammon is a popular board game that has stood the test of time for decades. Players can enjoy the game in board game form as it was originated or the game can be played online. Because the game is popular in board game form, players enjoy competing in tournaments when they take place. Recently the 38th Backgammon World Championship finished up and the winning team was from Israel.

The Fortis World Team finals finished up and the winning team was made up of a businessman and two former chess players. The event played host to thirty three teams and the Israel team was able to outlast the field to earn the first place win.

Each team represented a different country and were vying for the title as well as the first place prize. Each country wanted to claim the title so they could be named the best backgammon team in the world. However, the only team to outlast the competition was the Israel team.

Shimon Kagan, David Ben-Zion and Yossi Tisona were able to win the competition by outlasting their fellow players. Kagan and Ben-Zion are former chess players while Tisona is a businessman. All three players are in their seventies and were the elder team of the competition.

Kagan commented on the win during the backgammon contest and stated that the game was similar to chess. Kagan commented: “You need to plan the next move, understand all the possibilities and theories. It’s not a coincidence that two former chess players and an international businessman won.”

The event took place in Monaco and ran from 6th to the 11th of August. The team from Israel was able to win a nice cash prize as well as a trophy and watches made by Fortis.

- 2013-08-23


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