Backgammon Giants

Although there is no unified system to rank accurately the best players in the world, Yamin A. Yamin from Illinois, USA has set up a democtratic system among all the big players and tournament directors to figure a somewhat exact ranking. Some might disagree on a few names and would rather see other names instead but all in all, it is a pretty realistic list of the top 64 players in the world. Here you will find the names, pictures and natonalities of the current 30 top players.

For a full list of the "Giants", please visit: www.flintbg.com/giants.html.

Backgammon Giants 2015 (top 30)

Rank Name

Country

1. Masayuki "Mochy" MOCHZUKI (1) Japan
2. Michihito "Michi" KAGEYAMA (2) Japan
3. Akiko YAZAWA (17) Japan
4. Matvey "Falafel" NATANZON (3) Israel
5. Matt COHN-GEIER (5) USA
6. Neil KAZAROSS (4) USA
7. Petko KOSTADINOV (6) Bulgaria/USA
8. Victor ASHKENAZI (11) Russia/USA
9. Steve SAX (9) USA
10. Thomas KRISTENSEN (51) Denmark
11. Lars TRABOLT (7) Denmark
12. Robert "Bob" WACHTEL (8) USA
13. Sander LYLLOFF (18) Denmark
14. Mislav KOVACIC (329) Croatia
15. Steen GRONBECH (28) Denmark
16. Kit WOOLSEY (14) USA
17. Paul WEAVER (13) USA
18. Jacob "Stick" RICE (10) USA
19. Tobias HELLWAG (23) Germany
20. Jürgen ORLOWSKI (24) Germany
21. Dado MARTINCEVIC (---) Croatia
22. John O´HAGAN (15) USA
23. Marty STORER (251) USA
24. Malcolm DAVIS (12) USA
25. Willi PRESKAR (367) Croatia
26. Ray FOGERLUND (20) USA
27. Joe RUSSELL (42) USA
28. Bill ROBERTIE (22) USA
29. Kristijan CULJAT (---) Croatia
30. Karsten BREDAHL (26) Denmark