Mikael Nilsson

Full Name: Mikael Nilsson

Date of birth: October 25, 1972

Birth Place: Nacka, Sweden

Current City of Residence: Uppsala, Sweden

Marital Status: Married

Children: Three

Occupation: Chief Accountant

How I started playing Backgammon: Started to play online on MSN Gaming Zone when I got broadband and explored the web.

Backgammon Nickname: Online: Nale72, EU_SEc_Nale, Live: Sverker

Current Skill level: Advanced

Number of years playing Backgammon live: Six years

Favorite Tournament Venue: Nordic Open, Denmark

Titles won:

– 2008 Swedish Champion in Double Consultation with (Rizgar Kurdi)

– 2001 Swedish Open, Beginner, Main Winner

Favorite Backgammon books:

– New ideas in backgammon by Kit Woolsey and Hal Heinrich

– 501 Essential Backgammon Problems by Bill Robertie

Favorite Music: R’n’B and Hip Hop

Favorite Film: The Departed and Forrest Gump

Favorite Food: Chicken Tikka Masala

Other Interests & Hobbies: The family and golf

Person I’d like most to meet: The Swedish King

Favorite Celebrity: Beyoncé Knowles

If I could change anything in the world, I would… too much to choose from

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would…lower the tournament buy-ins, which I believe would make more players try live backgammon, which would get them hooked.

Additional comments: If you are in Uppsala, Sweden on a Thursday, please come down to the weekly Thursday tournaments hosted by Uppsala Backgammon Club and join the fun. Read more at http://www.sbgf.se/ubgf.

And remember: there are two truths about life (and backgammon):

1. It will not turn out like you thought it would

2. It will not be fair