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Online backgammon is surging ahead as one of the most popular forms of entertainment and gaming on the web today, much of this success can be attributed to the growing number of online backgammon tournaments that have become almost a daily occurrence with prize money getting bigger and better with every tournament. The opportunity to play round the clock tournaments with prize money escalating by the hour in some cases is a big incentive to players and is a contributing factor to the rise in the number of registered players.

Some sites said to have the largest online backgammon room can lay claim to over one million registered players, with up to 10,000 players playing regularly throughout the day. Here are some of the reasons why.

Throughout September will be offering prizes from $500.00 through to $2500.00, plus the chance to win exclusive entry to the Big October Prize, where the prize money shoots up to $50,000. Entry to the $50,000 tournament requires no buy in rather you win your way through in satellite competitions. The BIG Prize competition takes place on October 1st in a 3-7 tournament: with the initial rounds Matching up to 3; and the Final Round up to 7 $50000 will be split across 128 players who will all win prizes.

In many ways this is a prelude to the even bigger one, the tournament that everyone in the backgammon world wants to play in, the tournament that has the backgammon professionals salivating and the backgammon media hyped to bursting.

This is the One Million Dollar Tournament sponsored by Party gammon, the first online backgammon site in history to offer a guaranteed One Million Dollars in prize money.

The tournament takes place on January 21 -25 2007 at the former world championship location of the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The ultimate winner of the top prize is set to receive a guaranteed $500,000 in prize money plus the prestige that goes with the title of the first million dollar winner.

The event will attract stars of stage and screen as well as board and PC and will be televised, so that the whole backgammon world can follow the competition.

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The first strong backgammon computer opponent was BKG 9.8. It was programmed by Hans Berliner in the late 1970s on a PDP-10 as an experiment in evaluating board positions.

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