Toby Tabet

Full Name: Toby Tabet

Date of birth: 09/29/1959

Birth Place: Lebanon

Current City of Residence: Beirut

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two boys

Occupation: Insurance

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.