On Thursday, August 7th, the 4th Backgammon Proficiency Test was held during the 39th Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo with #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki.
39th Backgammon World Championship – Blog – Mochy’s Backgammon Proficiency Exam
(Announcement by official site)
Despite little advance publicity, 18 players took time to challenge our exam.
Surprisingly, a professional shogi player, Daisuke Katagami got the highest score. Toshiyuki Moriuchi, who is also a professional shogi player and won 4th prize in the Championship tournament, made a good record.
The event promoter, Patti was satisfied with our proficiency exam and wants to have it again if there is a next time.
It’s a great news!
On the next day Mochy gave an in-depth lecture with review of all answers to the test-takers.
The result is as follows.
|Rank||Total score||Total errors||Name|
|Total 18||Ave. 21.9||Ave. 3657|
The whole result as of now is here.