Vladimir Gudgenov

Full Name: Vladimir Gudgenov or Vladimir Giudjenov

Date of birth: May 18,1942

Birth Place: Sofia, Bulgaria

Current City of Residence: Raleigh, NC, USA

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Occupation: Electrical Engineer – retired

How I Started in Backgammon: My father taught me when I was a boy.

Backgammon Nickname: gudgen, giudjen, EU_BG_Giudjen1

Current Skill Level: Expert

Number of years playing Backgammon live: Some in the 70’s, then more often since 2000.

Favorite Tournament Venue:American Backgammon Tour, Gammonzone (online).

Titles won:

– 2007 SEBC Atlanta Advanced Division Winner

– 2004 FIBS Fall Open Main Winner

– 2004 FIBS Fall Open Main Winner

– 1978 Canadian Open Main Finalist

– 1978 Canadian Open Finalist

– 1977 Bulgarian Cultural Society of Montreal Backgammon Championship Winner

– 1973 Seagram Pipers Beginners Finalist

Other important finishes:

– 2002 FIBS Fall Open Consolation Semi-Finalist

– 2002 FIBS Spring Open Main Semi-Finalist

– 1973 Seagram Pipers Beginners Finalist

Favorite Backgammon book: Backgammon – Magriel

Favorite Music: CPE Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev

Favorite Film: La Strada (Fellini)

Favorite Food: Mediterranean food of the sun.

Other Interests & Hobbies: Tennis, classical music, chess, painting

Person I’d like most to meet: Former President Jimmy Carter

If I could change anything in the world, I would…

1 – With apology to P.Simborg – get rid of religion.
2 – Outlaw money as a form of free speech.
If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… introduce 2 board concept with the same dice: once you play with your dice on 1 board, then with your opponent’s dice on the other board.