New Backgammon World Champion Crowned

Published August 28, 2015 by Florin P

New Backgammon World Champion Crowned

Cihangir Cetinel from Turkey wins the 40th Backgammon World Championship.

It’s easy to dismiss backgammon as a game of chance, if you are not a professional, but there is more than a lucky roll of dices to it. The best proof is that the same players make it to the top of the hierarchy year after year and all of them hope to triumph in the Backgammon World Championship. This competition is held on a yearly basis and in 2015, a luxurious casino in Monaco was the gracious host for the event.

Cihangir Cetinel Takes Backgammon Gold

Winning the Backgammon World Championship is the equivalent of claiming goal in the Olympics and hundreds of professional players took their chances this year. Cihangir Cetinel outshined all her opponents and squared off in the final with Russian Sergey Erokhin, whom she vanquished by 19 to 8. It was a landslide victory and the winner was congratulated by the officials as well as her peers.

The tournament started on August 4 and lasted for almost one week, with the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo bringing together the best in this line of work. Players announced their intention to participate many weeks in advance and the interest for the 40th backgammon championship exceeded expectations. The competition was tough on all levels, with Boris Gurov winning the Intermediate event, Pia Aimonen prevailing in the Novice competition, while Shimon Kagan bested the participating seniors.

Backgammon Gains Traction Online

The popularity of backgammon has surpassed local games rooms and is one of the most played games over the Internet. Gambling operators who offer casino games, poker and sports betting have added backgammon to their collection and it emerged as more than a welcomed distraction.

bet365 Games, Rummy Royal and Betway Vegas are all proudly offering backgammon to its customers and there is no shortage of competitors at this tables. It is possible to wager a tiny amount or fulfill your ambitions as a highroller, clawing your way to professional status one step at a time

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