Yancho Hristov

Mike Corbett (L) with Yancho Hristov.

Yancho Hristov


Full Name: Yancho Hristov

Date of birth: May 15,1986.

Birth Place: Sunny Beach (Bulgaria)

City of Residence: Sunny Beach/Bourgas/Saint Vlas

Marital Status: Waiting for Adriana Lima

Occupation: Student

How I Started in Backgammon: A friend invited me to play backgammon at Yahoo Games.

Backgammon Nickname: IanchoHr, Hannibal, LecterHannibal, Lecter, TINKI_WINKI, coccolino, I_ NEED_MONEY

Current Skill level: Expert without much live experience

Number of years playing Backgammon live: almost 1 year

Favourite Tournament Venue: It will probably be the Monte Carlo World Championship, when I win it :) For now it's the Indiana Open :)

Titles won:

- 2006 Indiana Open (Advanced) Consolation Winner

Favourite Backgammon books:

- Modern Backgammon by Bill Robertie

- Backgammon Boot Camp by Walter Trice

- Improve Your Backgammon by Paul Lamford, Simon Gasquoine

- Backgammon Praxis by Marty Storer

Favourite Film(s): Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising.

Favourite Music: Retro, Classic... Richard Marx-Hazard

Favourite Food: Spaghetti

Other Interests & Hobbies: All kind of sports - Soccer, Basket, Tennis as well as winter sports.

Person I'd like most to meet: Adriana Lima, Anna Beatriz, Matvey 'Falafel' Natanzon, Francois Tardieu and Sander Lyllof.

Favourite Celebrity: Anthony Hopkins

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would... change the money play side of the game to make it more of a sport :)

If I could change anything in the world, I would... make backgammon more popular then soccer :)

P.S. My name is Iancho but translates to Yancho in English.




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