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Backgammon has become very popular. Tournaments run every weekend in most cities around the U.S. Like the now-fading poker craze, Backgammon has taken the Internet by storm also. There are many sites where players can play against other players, or against the computer. But there's a downside to this for many novice players.

There are many sites where players are randomly assigned opponents, with no regard for skill level. This results in games where the outcome is always a loss for the new player. Frustrated by this, many new players give up and decide that Backgammon isn't the game for them. But it doesn't have to be this way.

If new players would choose their Backgammon sites more carefully, they'd find that it's possible to be matched with only other players who are at their skill level, not ones who are much more experienced than they are. This makes for games where both players are evenly matched and the game's outcome isn't a given. Strategy and patience on one player's part may be what determines the game in this case, rather than only superior skill. And strategy is very important in Backgammon. It's not just pure skill that wins the game.

But where does a beginner find the sites that take skill level into account when conducting tournaments or matches? Search engines are a good place to start. Of course, the right search terms are necessary and some trial and error may be necessary, but it's worth it to find games where the novice isn't outmatched. Directories are another place to find sites such as these. If you know of someone who plays Backgammon online, you can ask them to recommend a site. Generally, the big Backgammon sites are more likely to match players by skill level, so it's a good idea to start with them.

Whatever you do, prepare for matches by studying the rules and strategy of Backgammon. Pick a good site and learn from your mistakes. Backgammon is a great game with a rich history and practice will make you a worthy opponent, if you stick with it. Your local library may have books on Backgammon and there are many sources of Backgammon supplies online and offline.

With a little research and some practice, you'll soon be playing on a higher level and enjoying the game that everyone is playing.

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