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Jakob Garal

Jakob Garal

Ukraine


Full Name: Jakob Garal 

     
Date of birth: May 10, 1952.
 
Birth Place: Chuguev, Ukraine

 

Current City of Residence: Aachen, Germany

 

Marital Status: married
 
Children: three
 
Occupation: Dr.- Eng. Owner of Fair Backgammon


How I started playing Backgammon: I came to know this game for the first time in 1973 during one of my journeys in the Caucasus Mountains, where I saw locals playing and became fascinated with the game.
 
Backgammon Nickname: Jasha
 
Current Skill level: Expert
 
Number of years playing Backgammon live: 7
 
Favourite Tournament Venue: Nordic Open, European Championship, Cannes Riviera's Nations Challenge
 
Other important finishes:

 

 - 2001 Nordic Open, Winner, Advanced Last Chance

 - 2004 Nordic Open, Winner, Net Dinner Consolation

 - 2004 Open Championship of Germany, Altenkirchen Bronze

 - 2005 Cannes, Riviera's Nations Challenge 4th place with Leonid Riskin representing the Ukraine.


Favorite Backgammon books: Backgammon the Cruelest Game by Barclay Cooke & Jon Bradshaw

 

Backgammon book I have written: Fair Backgammon Tournaments Rules


Favorite Music: Jazz, Blues, Songs of Russian Bards


Favorite Films: Gone with the Wind, Once Upon A Time in America, Cabaret, and Chinese Tea Service
 
Favorite Food: Fish

 
Other Interests & Hobbies: Bridge, Tennis, Badminton, Ski, Swimming, Jogging, Yoga, Reading

 
Person I'd like most to meet: Bob Hamman

Favourite Celebrity:  Robert de Niro

If I could change anything in the world, I would... introduce in all schools special lessons for two most intellectual games: Bridge and Backgammon.

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would... change the tournament rules, introduce new scoring system for game and match, new forms and formats of tournaments, including team and comparative competitions. All this needs are some special additional tools which I have already made .

Additional comments: The Backgammon community is coming very close to a new era of Backgammon, thanks to my new innovations and proposals... see www.fairbg.com


 

 

 
 
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