Hot News Straight from Jamaica: $300,000 Prize at the Annual Kingston International Backgammon Tournament
Alastair Macbeath won the exclusive annual Kingston International backgammon tournament that was held on June 22-23, 2012, in Jamaica.
The Prestigious event was primarily sponsored by the Sterling Asset Managements and CPJ (Caribbean Producers Jamaica). It was a very close and thrilling competition in both semi-finals and finals, but the tremendous amount of $300,000
was eventually taken by Macbeath, who had won in the past the 2007 and 2009 Strawberry Hill tournaments.
The World's Most Extravagant Backgammon Set
Some of you have probably encountered publications regarding super expensive backgammon sets.
Until recently the most expensive set on the market was made by Carbofan company, priced $25,260. Sounds imaginary?
Well, an average person is willing to accept exaggerated prices when it involves art. For example, Charles Hollander collection includes a custom made backgammon set, designed by the artist Bernard Maquin, which is made of more than 60,000 diamonds and a lot of gold. But commercial items are expected to be cheaper.
Geoffrey Parker's reputable company has managed to exceed Carbofan's impressive figure, and raise the 5 digits number to a 6 digits one. The new hand-crafted backgammon set, made of gold and diamonds is offered for sale for the humble price of $387,890!
Is someone interested?
Over and Done with April's Marathon - And the Winner is…
Play65™ conducted a long and challenging month of sequential backgammon tournaments with growing prizes. It was a unique and extra enjoyable backgammon race that has reached its finishing line in the final tournament, held last Wednesday on May 2nd, 2012, with an initial prize pool of $10,000.
Daniel Kotrc (blackwidow88) from Germany beat dozens of competitors and won the Marathon, adding $2800 to his account. Way to go Daniel!
Play65™ Introduces: The Backgammon Tournaments Marathon
For the first time online - a backgammon race made of 28 sequential tournaments. The marathon tournaments will be held daily during the month of April. The finish line will be celebrated on May the 2nd in an exclusive tourney with $10,000 minimum prize-pool. Free entrance, growing valuable prizes and a lot of thrill and challenge are waiting for you at Play65™ this month.
Visit 'Events and Promotion' page to learn full details of April's Marathon.
Play65™'s New, Refreshing and Comprehensive Backgammon Glossary
Play65™ has recently launched a full backgammon dictionary, which includes hundreds of backgammon terms, professional and slang expressions. From now on you should never feel lost in the obscurity of backgammon jargon. Whenever you bump into an unfamiliar word, whether in an article, a chat or a game, remember you are one click away from understanding any backgammon phrase.
Play65™'s Loyal Player, Victor Ashkenazi, Won the New York Open Backgammon Tournament 2012
Victor Ashkenazi won the championship tournament of the New York Metropolitan Backgammon open, held in New Jersey, January 5-8, 2012. Victor, with Falafel as his partner, took part in the finals of the New York Doubles, as well.
Victor had won two major backgammon tournaments in the past; Las Vegas open in 2007 and New York Open in 2009.
Congratulations Victor on your impressive achievement!
5K Tournament or 6K Tournament?
The last 5K tournament of Play65™ was also the first tourney of 2012 (held on 1/1/12).Thanks to the large extent of participation (98 players!); the prize-pool has been increased dramatically from $5000 to $6370.
The winner of the tournament is the Israeli player, Burduk7, who gained no less than $1789!
We would like to express our condolences to the Russian finalist, piplik, who won "only" $1019.
Join us on the next 5K tournament. You can never know; it may reach 6K, 7K, 8K…
86 Competitors at the First $5000 Play65's Tournament!
16 Players have won prizes in the 5K tournament, which took place on Sunday, October the 2nd.The final match was held between the German player, Jerygiltter and Agiassos from Greece.Jerygiltter won (7-3), thus received $1574; Agiassos won $894 and the semifinalists, Nodari from Russia and Eristoff from Georgia, won $559 each.Thanks to the high number of participants, the tourney's prize-pool was increased to $5590, and 12 additional players shared the remaining $2004.Join, play and win money at the multiplayer backgammon games of Play65!
Play65 is happy to share with you its new backgammon images library
Beyond the classic traditional backgammon set, there are multiple amazing designs that bring into the game a magical atmosphere through their unique graphics. Play65 invites you to download, distribute and post images for FREE, from the exclusive backgammon images
Personal Backgammon Online Achievements -
Discover your ambitious self…
A day of celebrations for Play65 players; Personal Achievements, an exciting new feature was successfully launched yesterday. Reach any of the daily or lifetime achievements, Play65 sets for you as goals, and you will be granted with beneficial rewards and medals presented at your private trophies room. Are you curious to learn more about our intriguing new feature? View Backgammon Online Achievements
The first real prize backgammon online tournament, Play65 has launched for its PremiumPlay players, took place on July 17th, 2011. The happy winner, Jesper Thorlund Nielsen, from Denmark, chose Samsung RV510 Laptop, out of 4 possible prizes. With these prizes, you would not want to miss the second tournament at the end of this month; register now!
The New 'Breezer' - Play65™'s Summer Bonus
Cool the summer heat with Play65™ backgammon online new deposit bonus. The bonus range is between 25%-100%, according to the deposit amount and by the VIP level. The bonus is designed to allow players to extend game time, with no additional money, time or energy investment. The summer bonus is valid until August 1st, 2011; and is activated for 30 days from deposit time. Have more fun; increase your winning chances; and sharpen your backgammon skill with extra practice!
Play65™/EBGT Georgian Qualifiers Backgammon Tournament Results:
An exciting backgammon online tournament was held at Play65™ website last Saturday, July 9th, 2011. The winner of this tourney has won a free entry to the prestigious Georgian Backgammon Open Tournament, which is going to take place in August, 2011, in Batumi, Georgia. The lucky and skilled winner is the Russian player, Bagrat Rapava (baguni). Play65™'s team wishes you all the best, Bagrat!
The Portuguese Live Backgammon Tournament Results
Paul Weaver from the USA defeated Tobias Hellwag from Germany at the Portuguese Open 2011 finals, which was held on June 19th. The Portuguese Open is a point race at the EBGT/Play65 co-operation. Paul Weaver qualifies to the December Grand Finale in Cyprus. Congratulations Paul!
Play65's VIP Club Tournament; It Is No Drill - The Prize is Real!
Picasso333, won a unique prize at the VIP Tournament, which was held this weekend at Play65 backgammon online.The Armenian player, who is a member of Play65 prestigious VIP club, won an Ipod Touch 64GB. Real players deserve real prizes!
And the Winner for Play65 Online Portuguese Satellite Tournament is…
The Russian player, Oleg Amiranov, known also as amirn36, has won the Portuguese Satellite Tournament, which took place on Saturday May 21st, 2011. Oleg won a free entrance to the Portuguese Backgammon Open to be held on June 15-19, 2011; will he make to the Grand Finale?
A New Winner at the Play65™ qualifier Tournaments
The American player, Robert Wachtel , has won a free entrance to the EBGT/Play65™ Grand Finale Tournament, to be held in Cyprus on December, 2011; in addition, Mr. Wachtel was granted with a one month gold membership to Play65™ luxurious VIP club.Wachtel is a senior, well known backgammon player, who also writes reviews and articles for professional backgammon websites. We keep our fingers crossed for you Robert!
Instant Play - The Brand New Play65™'s Web Application Backgammon (IBC)
Having the comfort of its players as a first priority, Play65™ has developed and launched a new game application, the Instant Play. No download and no installation are required; simply log in and start playing backgammon online from any PC or Mac computer.
Upcoming: The 1st International Backgammon Championship (IBC)
15 countries from around the world, each represented by 4 players, are about to participate in the most astounding event of backgammon world. Early rounds of this exciting championship are scheduled to begin on October 12th through the end of December, 2011. In the near future, we will provide you with updates and additional information.
And April's Winner Is…
Every month one of Play65™ players becomes $4000 richer and gets the acknowledgment for being the winner of Special 15K, a highly appreciated tournament. April's lucky and skillful winner is nodari from Russia. Well done nodari!
The Fanciest Backgammon Event of 2011
If you want to combine a heavenly vacation with a luxurious backgammon tournament, you should plan on getting to the Dominican Republic in the fall. The WBA's Highrollers Classics will be held in Punta Cana, from 7th to 9th of November 2011. Guaranteed a $100,000 prize-pool; $5,000 entry fee with 90% return.
Sassangammon - a Brand New Variation to Traditional Backgammon
WBA has announced and approved the launch of a new backgammon variation. Sassangammon is a faster and a bit more complicated than the traditional backgammon. The rules are identical, except for opening moves; 3 dice are rolled, from which 2 are chosen.
Play65™'s March 2011 Top Winner
Zvio 10 has recently won the enormous amount of $4000 in the glorious 15K tournament.The tournament took place on Sunday March 6th 2011. Congratulations Zvio 10!
A total of 54 Players participated in the Help us to Help Japan Charity Tournament
Play65™ would like to thank the 54 players, who took part in the online backgammon charity tournament that was held on 29th of March 2011. All entrance fees were donated to UNICEF, for the sake of the Japanese children that have been victimized by the latest catastrophe occurring in Japan.
Registration to the Second Play65™'s Online Satellite Tournament Cooperated with WBA Has Begun
One player has already ensured his seat in the European Backgammon Tour Grand Finale. The second seat will be given to the winner of the coming satellite tourney, which will be held on Saturday 9th of April at 18:30 GMT.
Help us to Help Japan - WBA & Play65™ call you to participate in an Online Backgammon Charity Tournament
The charity tournament has been initiated by WBA & Play65™, for the sake of the Japanese children who survived the recent catastrophe, but have lost their homes and families and are in major health and mental risks. The tournament will be held on 29th of March 2011 at 20:00 GMT. Entry fee is 10£, which will be donated to UNICEF.
Play65™ VIP Club - The One and Only Backgammon VIP Club on the Internet
An exclusive VIP club
, which was establish in favor of the money backgammon players who want to enjoy more benefits and indulgences. The VIP club offers unique tournaments, accumulated luxury shop points and a special treatment. It is worthwhile checking it out!
Play65™ Grand Finale satellite winners
Georgios Avdis - elite777, is the winner of March 13th satellite tournament; his seat at the 2011 European Backgammon Tour is guaranteed. The finalist in this exclusive tourney is Mats Peter Andersen - bastianpi. Well done guys!
Coming this June - Three major backgammon events by USBGF
On June 9-12, 2011, three exclusive backgammon events will be held at the Four Points, Sheraton in LA; the tournament of stars, the National Championship for Premium & Youth members, and the World Best Player Quiz; $50 registration fee.
USA National Club Team Championship
USBGF has opened the registration for the prestigious Backgammon Team Championship that will take place all through the month April 2011. It is a well known, exclusive and above all fun event, with no entry fee. The winners get a high recognition, traveling trophy and certificates. Registration e-mails must be delivered by March 31st.
Two of the Most Exclusive Backgammon Tournaments are now Open for Registration
The 36th World Backgammon Championship will be held in Monaco Friday July 15th through Thursday July 21st.The Monte Carlo Open Backgammon Tournament is scheduled for Friday July 22nd through Sunday July 24th.
A Unique Collaboration between the European Backgammon Tour and Play65™
EBGT and Play65™ cooperate to unify a series of tournaments in five European countries, which will lead to a Grand Finale Tourney, for 24 players, competing for the £25,000 first prize.
Backgammon European Pro Championship & Doubles 2011 in Nicosia
This prestigious backgammon tournament has moved to Cyprus and will be held at Golden Tulip Hotel & Casino from 27th of April until 1st of May 2011. No registration fee is required and up to £20,000 added money prize.
The top winner of Play65™ February backgammon tournaments
schniblor, from Germany, won $4000 in the Glorious 15K tourney that took place on February 6th. Congratulations!
PremiumPlay - the complete and exciting new way to play backgammon online
Play65™ developed a supportive backgammon environment, with a lot of new features and benefits, especially for fun players. Starting March 2011; first 2 weeks for free!
The 12th annual backgammon charity event tournament in London
The match will take place in RAC, on March 6th. This year it is dedicated to Scope charity - the leading UK disability charity for children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP).