Match Report for Neil Kazaross (American Backgammon Tour)

Neil Kazaross

Member of WBGF

Neil Kazaross, who resides near Chicago, has been at the forefront of backgammon achievement over most of the four decades since he first started playing competitively in the later 1970s. He is justifiably famous as both an outstanding player and leading analyst.

Neil has won countless trophies both in and outside the USA. Perhaps his most notable achievement has been winning the prestigious ABT first place prize on six occasions (1994, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2013). He has won 17 ABT tournaments overall, an astonishing record.

Neil has made major contributions to the science of backgammon, particularly in relation to Opening Theory and Match Equities most notably through his formulation of “Neil’s Numbers” and his seminal collaborative work with David Rockwell, using the power of modern bots to construct a modern Match Equity Table. He has co-authored a couple of backgammon books and has been a contributor on several others.

Neil has been voted to the Giant 32 List every time since its inception in 1993, reaching #2 (currently he is ranked #4 and has been in the top 10 since 1995). In 2015 he was inducted into the USBGF Hall of Fame. His online nickname is “neilkaz”.

Additional player info
Nationality: United States
BMAB Title:Grandmaster G2
Heroes nickname:
Galaxy nickname:

No match results recorded.

▼ Tournaments

Final dateClubNameEventRankWR points
2024-02-11American Backgammon Tour11th TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024Championship - Main3155.5202
2023-12-10American Backgammon Tour46th California State Backgammon Championship 2023Championship - Main4414.9600
2023-12-10American Backgammon Tour46th California State Backgammon Championship 2023Championship - Consolation385.9360
2023-12-10American Backgammon Tour46th California State Backgammon Championship 2023Super Jackpot - Main1111.1399
2023-09-24American Backgammon TourLas Vegas Open 2022Championship - Main656.5865
2023-09-24American Backgammon TourLas Vegas Open 2022Championship - Consolation520.8453
2023-09-04American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2023Championship - Main921.3355
2023-09-04American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2023Championship - Consolation135.7288
2023-09-04American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2023Super Jackpot 2315.5492
2023-07-03American Backgammon Tour48th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPSChampionship - Main667.1314
2023-07-03American Backgammon Tour48th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPSChampionship - Consolation722.3729
2023-06-07American Backgammon Tour46th Los Angeles Open 2023Championship - Main3411.5489
2023-06-07American Backgammon Tour46th Los Angeles Open 2023Championship - Consolation170.7555
2023-05-29American Backgammon Tour41st Chicago Open 2023Championship - Main3120.8694
2023-04-02American Backgammon TourU.S. Open Backgammon Championships Las Vegas 2023Championship - Main1422.2230
2023-04-02American Backgammon TourU.S. Open Backgammon Championships Las Vegas 2023Championship - Consolation206.0586
2023-02-12American Backgammon Tour10th Texas Backgammon Championships 2023Championship - Main557.6771
2023-02-12American Backgammon Tour10th Texas Backgammon Championships 2023Championship - Consolation516.7094
2023-02-12American Backgammon Tour10th Texas Backgammon Championships 2023Championship - Last Chance95.3292
2022-12-11American Backgammon Tour45th California State Backgammon Championship 2022Championship - Main378.8933
2022-12-11American Backgammon Tour45th California State Backgammon Championship 2022Championship - Consolation98.0428
2022-12-11American Backgammon Tour45th California State Backgammon Championship 2022Super Jackpot - Main228.2778
2022-11-20American Backgammon TourLas Vegas Open 2022Championship - Main417.8387
2022-11-20American Backgammon TourLas Vegas Open 2022Championship - Consolation412.4541
2022-11-20American Backgammon TourLas Vegas Open 2022Championship - Last Chance38.8712
2022-10-23American Backgammon Tour2022 St. Louis Gateway OpenChampionship - Main2010.6787
2022-10-23American Backgammon Tour2022 St. Louis Gateway OpenSuper Jackpot - Main76.2430
2022-09-25American Backgammon Tour4th Denver Open Backgammon Tournament 2022Championship - Main914.1913
2022-09-25American Backgammon Tour4th Denver Open Backgammon Tournament 2022Championship - Consolation218.2708
2022-09-25American Backgammon Tour4th Denver Open Backgammon Tournament 2022Super Jackpot 257.0694
2022-09-05American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2022Championship - Main245.5170
2022-09-05American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2022Championship - Consolation251.9636
2022-08-14American Backgammon Tour2022 Wisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main315.8621
2022-08-14American Backgammon Tour2022 Wisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation53.0391
2022-08-14American Backgammon Tour2022 Wisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Last Chance32.3461
2022-08-14American Backgammon Tour2022 Wisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsSuper Jackpot - Main38.5358
2022-07-04American Backgammon Tour47th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPSChampionship - Main543.9202
2022-07-04American Backgammon Tour47th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPSChampionship - Consolation232.6013
2022-07-04American Backgammon Tour47th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPSSuper Jackpot - Main173.3836
2022-06-12American Backgammon Tour45th Los Angeles OpenChampionship - Main1131.6180
2022-05-30American Backgammon Tour40th Chciago OpenChampionship - Main345.4545
2022-04-10American Backgammon TourU.S. Open Backgammon Championships Las Vegas 2022Championship - Main912.7821
2022-04-10American Backgammon TourU.S. Open Backgammon Championships Las Vegas 2022Championship - Consolation162.5936
2022-04-10American Backgammon TourU.S. Open Backgammon Championships Las Vegas 2022Championship - Last Chance35.4742
2022-03-27American Backgammon Tour27th Ohio State Backgammon Championships 2022Championship - Main226.8221
2022-03-27American Backgammon Tour27th Ohio State Backgammon Championships 2022Super Jackpot - Main132.0458
2021-12-05American Backgammon Tour44th California State Backgammon Championship 2021Championship - Main910.6703
2021-12-05American Backgammon Tour44th California State Backgammon Championship 2021Championship - Consolation55.7380
2021-12-05American Backgammon Tour44th California State Backgammon Championship 2021Super Jackpot - Main92.8825
2021-10-24American Backgammon Tour1st St Louis Gateway Open 2021Championship - Main133.5263
2021-09-26American Backgammon Tour3rd Wild West Shootout 2021Championship - Main172.0783
2021-09-26American Backgammon Tour3rd Wild West Shootout 2021Championship - Consolation17.4874
2021-09-06American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2021Championship - Main171.8525
2021-09-06American Backgammon TourMinnesota Viking Classic 2021Championship - Consolation24.0829
2021-08-15American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main52.6079
2021-08-15American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation80.5421
2021-08-15American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Last Chance150.1695
2020-02-02American Backgammon TourTexas Championship 2020Championship - Main330.0000
2020-02-02American Backgammon TourTexas Championship 2020Championship - Consolation150.0000
2020-02-02American Backgammon TourTexas Championship 2020Championship - Last Chance270.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Main170.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 California State ChampionshipsChampionship - Main410.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Consolation260.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 California State ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation50.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Last Chance170.0000
2019-11-24American Backgammon Tour2019 California State ChampionshipsSuper Jackpot - Main50.0000
2019-09-22American Backgammon TourDenver Wild West Shootout 2019Championship - Main20.0000
2019-09-02American Backgammon TourViking Classic 2019Championship - Main60.0000
2019-09-02American Backgammon TourViking Classic 2019Championship - Consolation90.0000
2019-08-18American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon Championships 2019Championship - Main330.0000
2019-08-18American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon Championships 2019Championship - Consolation30.0000
2019-08-18American Backgammon TourWisconsin State Backgammon Championships 2019Championship - Last Chance50.0000
2019-07-07American Backgammon TourMichigan Summer Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main190.0000
2019-07-07American Backgammon TourMichigan Summer Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation90.0000
2019-06-09American Backgammon TourLos Angeles Open Backgammon TournamentChampionship - Main90.0000
2019-06-09American Backgammon TourLos Angeles Open Backgammon TournamentChampionship - Consolation10.0000
2019-05-27American Backgammon TourChicago Open 2019Championship - Main380.0000
2019-05-27American Backgammon TourChicago Open 2019Super Jackpot - Main10.0000
2019-04-07American Backgammon TourUS Open Las Vegas 2019Championship - Main90.0000
2019-04-07American Backgammon TourUS Open Las Vegas 2019Championship - Consolation30.0000
2019-03-24American Backgammon TourOhio Open 2019Championship - Main330.0000
2019-03-24American Backgammon TourOhio Open 2019Championship - Consolation140.0000
2019-03-24American Backgammon TourOhio Open 2019Championship - Last Chance90.0000
2019-03-24American Backgammon TourOhio Open 2019Super Jackpot - Main50.0000
2019-02-05American Backgammon TourTexas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main330.0000
2019-02-05American Backgammon TourTexas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation390.0000
2019-02-05American Backgammon TourTexas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Last Chance270.0000
2018-11-11American Backgammon Tour2018 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Main590.0000
2018-11-11American Backgammon Tour2018 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Consolation620.0000
2018-11-11American Backgammon Tour2018 Las Vegas OpenChampionship - Last Chance330.0000
2018-08-26American Backgammon Tour2018 Wisconsin Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main90.0000
2018-08-26American Backgammon Tour2018 Wisconsin Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation50.0000
2018-08-26American Backgammon Tour2018 Wisconsin Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Last Chance90.0000
2018-07-08American Backgammon TourMichigan Summer Bg ChampionshipsChampionship - Main100.0000
2018-07-08American Backgammon TourMichigan Summer Bg ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation170.0000
2018-07-08American Backgammon TourMichigan Summer Bg ChampionshipsSuper Jackpot - Main50.0000
2018-06-24American Backgammon TourLos Angeles OpenChampionship - Main150.0000
2018-06-24American Backgammon TourLos Angeles OpenChampionship - Consolation90.0000
2018-05-27American Backgammon TourChicago Open 2018Championship - Main280.0000
2018-04-15American Backgammon Tour2018 U.S. Open (Vegas)Championship - Main10.0000
2018-02-04American Backgammon Tour6th Texas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Main330.0000
2018-02-04American Backgammon Tour6th Texas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Consolation350.0000
2018-02-04American Backgammon Tour6th Texas Backgammon ChampionshipsChampionship - Last Chance90.0000