Full Name: Toby Tabet
Date of birth: 09/29/1959
Birth Place: Lebanon
Current City of Residence: Beirut
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two boys
How I Started in Backgammon: Since childhood at home
Backgammon Nickname: Pro_Rising
Current Skill Level: Advanced/Expert.
Number of years playing Backgammon live: 2010
Favorite Tournament Venue: Cyprus
Important finishes: Intermediate Runner-Up Cyprus Open 2010.
Favorite Backgammon books: 501 Essential Backgammon Problems by Bill Robertie and Backgammon Boot Camp by Walter Trice.
Favorite Music: Hard Rock
Favorite Film: The Godfather
Favorite Food: Lebanese
Other Interests & Hobbies: Collecting snow globes
Person I’d like most to meet: Neil Kazaross
Favorite Celebrity: James Dean
If I could change anything in the world, I would… : shift the Middle East map
Additional comments: I read this part of a poem written by Omar el Khayyam…
It’s all a Checker-board of Nights and days, where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.
(Omar El Khayyam)
He is describing life using a backgammon board to prove metaphorically that life is a continuous struggle full of failure and success; nevertheless, there will be a time when our life will reach an end.
Life is short, live happy and stay away from trouble.