Raymond Lass

Full Name: Raymond Lass

Date of birth: March 26, 1981

Current City of Residence: Aurora, IL

Marital Status: Got a great girlfriend

Occupation: Commercial Construction Management

How I Started in Backgammon: Taught myself the game in my early 20’s

Backgammon Nickname: hwksfn- I’m a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan!

Current Skill level: Intermediate, working towards Advanced

Playing Backgammon live since: March 2008

Other important finishes:

– 2008 Midwest Backgammon Champs Quarterfinalist- Advanced Division

Favorite Backgammon book(s): Right now I’m reading Backgammon Praxis-The Matches of Malcolm Davis, vol. 1 & 2 by Marty Storer

Favorite Food: Pizza…anytime, anywhere, and with anything on it.

Other Interests & Hobbies: I play guitar, and some keyboard.

Additional comments: I’m a newbie to tournament backgammon, though not to the game. I love the tournament atmosphere and all the new friends I’ve made! My main goal is to continue to improve my game and get better each match I play.