François Tardieu

Full Name: François Tardieu

Date of birth: November 4, 1964

Birth Place: Saint Maur

Current City of Residence: PARIS (FRANCE)

Marital Status: single

Occupation: Consultant for

How I Started playing Backgammon: with chess buddies in mid 80’s

Current Skill level: World Class

Number of years playing Backgammon live: more than 20

Favorite Tournament Venue: Monaco

Titles won:

– 2007 European Doubles Champion (WBA)

– 2001 / 2004 / 2005 European Champion (WBF)

– 2002 French Champion (FFBG)

Other important finishes: more than 100 trophies over 20 years

Favorite Backgammon book(s): Robertie, Woolsey, Kleinman, Trice…I learnt from all them

Favorite Music: Classical: JK Van Hal, Mozart…otherwise eclectic

Other Interests & Hobbies: History

Person I’d like most to meet: Nicolas de Condorcet

If I could change anything in the world, I would… Education is the key of humanity

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… change format of tournament, unified rules all over the world

Additional comments: Love the quotes of WBF…

– “Backgammon is a Sport of Mind”

– “Luck favors the prepared mind”
– “The more I work the luckier I get”