Iakovos Iakovidis

Iakovos Iakovidis


Full Name: Iakovos Iakovidis     
Date of birth: 1969
Birth Place: Thessaloniki, Greece


Current City of Residence: Athens, Greece


Marital Status: Single
Children: No
Occupation:  Psychologist
How I started playing Backgammon:  I was 5 and I just wanted to play. My aunt taught me the game in no more than 10 dice rolls. I still remember every detail. After age 22, I stopped playing, being fed up with it. But in December 2006 I received an email inviting me to play in a qualifier for PartyGammon Million. So I started playing again as well as learning the cube (in Greece we have three different variants of the game but we do not use the cube ). I won the qualifier, I made through two rounds at the million event in The Bahamas and I have started playing again. It's crazy! Backgammon is a crazy game!
Backgammon Nickname: Tavlatoustra
Favorite Tournament Venue:  Atlantis Resort, The Bahamas

Favorite Music: dancing
Favorite Food: Mediterranean
Other Interests & Hobbies: kick-boxing, boxing, judo, sailing, playing music, poker

Comment: I propose to the backgammon community to call the doubling cube: powerdice - or in Greek "δυναμ?ζαρο" - it does not only have increase by power of 2 but is also used when someone is in power in a certain position.  Its use signifies power.



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