• rankings and awards

    Grandmaster Class 0

    Awardee, Victor Ashkenazi

    Victor Ashkenazi has been awarded the very prestigious title of Grandmaster Class 0 (average PR under 2.75) by virtue of his sustained incredible performances in backgammon tournaments since 2015.


    Only a few people in the world were able to obtain this title.

    USA Backgammon Top 10 

    #1 Victor Ashkenazi

    «A Ranking list has been derived from a poll of 38 expert backgammon tournament players in the USA (Giants, Grandmasters, Masters and equivalent). Each of the expert voters endeavoured diligently to make serious and informed assessments of the leading active tournament players in the USA, without undue bias» — BMAB.


    See the full list here.

    32 Backgammon Giants List - 2018, 2020

    #3 Victor Ashkenazi

    Every two years since 1993, Yamin Yamin of Illinois has surveyed Championship-level players and tournament directors around the world. He asks them to rank the best players in the world, based on their active involvement with backgammon and their performance over the past two years.


    See the full 32 Giants List here.

    BMAB International Ranking List

    #1 with 2.82 PR as of Nov. 2016

    The strongest Backgammon player in the World tops the BMAB International Ranking List. The list is created by Backgammon Masters Awarding Body, which confers mastership titles and proficiency level certificates based on calculated error rate performance ("Performance Rating") in live clocked matches in tournament conditions.


    See the full Ranking here and news here.