Charles Tobin Walter

Full Name: Charles Tobin Walter

Date of birth: May 12, 1958

Birth Place: Oakland, CA

Current City of Residence: Madison, WI

Marital Status: Single

Children: One son, age 15

Occupation: Taxi driver / Lawyer / 2-bit hustler

How I Started in Backgammon: On one of those red and black cardboard sets with checkers on the other side

Backgammon Nickname: GoToVegas

Current Skill Level: Advanced

Number of years playing Backgammon live: Roughly 25 years

Favorite Tournament Venue: Spats in Berkeley

Other important finishes:

– 2002 Chicago Open Beginner’s Runner-up

– 2005 Madison Wisconsin Club Champion

– 2005 Douse Cup Runner-Up

– 2006 Madison Wisconsin Club Championship, 3rd Place

Favorite Backgammon book: Any book by Kit Woolsey also Backgammon Boot Camp by Walter Trice and Classic Backgammon Revisited by Jeremy Bagai.

Favorite Music: They Might Be Giants, Cracker (or Camper van Beethoven), Elvis Costello, Fred Frith

Favorite Film: Barry Lyndon

Favorite Food: Oatmeal with butter and sugar

Other Interests & Hobbies: Chess, Scrabble and immigration law

Person I’d like most to meet: The one who saves me from financial ruin (all it would take is a decent job offer)

Favorite Celebrity: Steve Nash

If I could change anything in the world, I would… Create world peace and prosperity – naturally

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… Make it so you could cheat Death by playing backgammon against him

Additional comments: Sorry to all the people I’ve been rude to