Masayuki Mochizuki Triumphs at the Monte Carlo World Backgammon Championship

Backgammon player Masayuki Mochizuki of Japan edged out Lars Trabolt during their final showdown to take home the Monte Carlo World Backgammon Championship which happened on July 15th, 2009 until July 19th, 2009.

In Japan, "Mochy" teaches kids in schools about the skills they needed to develop in order to effectively play the game of backgammon. Whether or not he warns the children about the ups and downs of a real match for a cash prize is another matter.

Some say that the game of backgammon is like the game of life. Because learning to cope up with the ups and downs in fortune over the board is a very good lesson as well as the mathematical and strategic characteristics of the game.

Mochizuki seems to have learned all about the important factors in backgammon it seems. He and his opponents, Lars "Trabi" Trabolt, exchanged a series of serious blows in the final of the World Backgammon Championships held at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo.

Mochizuki experienced a tough time during the final when Trabolt rolled a hurtful forty-four off the roof to stay within the hunt for the championship.

In the end, Mochy prevailed when he pick up a gammon and win the championship twenty-five-twenty. It was just a kind of reward that a hard worker like Mochizuki deserved.

Mochy will now head for WSOB Cannes this week to try and add a Gold Cube to his backgammon championship collection.


05 2009

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