Philip Simon Vischjager

Philip Simon Vischjager

The Netherlands

Full Name: Philip Simon Vischjager 

Date of birth: October 27, 1958   
Birth Place: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Current City of Residence: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2 (a boy and a girl)
Occupation: Buy and Lease Real Estate
How I Started playing Backgammon: Small club in Amsterdam (once a week). By watching good players I did learn a lot.

Backgammon Nickname: Philams2000
Current Skill level: World Class 3.7
Number of years playing Backgammon live: 25 years - Playing serious in tournaments from 2000 onwards (first couple of years in the Netherlands only).

Favorite Tournament Venue: World Backgammon Championship Monte Carlo
Titles won:

The Netherlands  

 - 2000 Dutch Open - Winner
 - 2001 Dutch Open - Winner
 - 2002 Dutch Open - Runner-Up
   - 2001 Amsterdam Open - Winner
 - 2002 Amsterdam Open - Runner-Up Consolation
 - 2002 Tournament of Spirits - Winner
  Winner Consolation in Rotterdam 2003 and Antwerp 2004, Winner in Hilversum 2005 and 3rd in Dutch Top 12 2007.

International (from late 2005)
 - 2006 Monte Carlo World Backgammon Championship - Winner
 - 2006 Paris Open - Semi-Finalist
 - 2006 Antwerp Open - Semi-Finalist
 - 2006 Seefeld - Last Chance Finalist
 - 2006 Oxford - Semi-Finalist
 - 2006 Venice - Consolation Finalist
  Favorite Backgammon books: Paul Magriel Backgammon and Bill Robertie's Advanced Backgammon 1 and 2.
Favorite Music: George Benson and Simply Red
Favorite Film: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's nest
Favorite Food: Fish
Other Interests & Hobbies: All kind of Sports, Golf and fitness


If I could change anything in the world, I would... take more care about the poor people
If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would... make more (country) team competitions during the single events



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