Yancho Hristov

Full Name: Yancho Hristov (R in photo)

Date of birth: May 15,1986.

Birth Place: Sunny Beach (Bulgaria)

City of Residence: Sunny Beach/Bourgas/Saint Vlas

Marital Status: Waiting for Adriana Lima

Occupation: Student

How I Started in Backgammon: A friend invited me to play backgammon at Yahoo Games.

Backgammon Nickname: IanchoHr, Hannibal, LecterHannibal, Lecter, TINKI_WINKI, coccolino, I_ NEED_MONEY

Current Skill level: Expert without much live experience

Number of years playing Backgammon live: almost 1 year

Favourite Tournament Venue: It will probably be the Monte Carlo World Championship, when I win it ? For now it’s the Indiana Open ?

Titles won:

– 2006 Indiana Open (Advanced) Consolation Winner

Favourite Backgammon books:

– Modern Backgammon by Bill Robertie

– Backgammon Boot Camp by Walter Trice

– Improve Your Backgammon by Paul Lamford, Simon Gasquoine

– Backgammon Praxis by Marty Storer

Favourite Film(s): Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising.

Favourite Music: Retro, Classic… Richard Marx-Hazard

Favourite Food: Spaghetti

Other Interests & Hobbies: All kind of sports – Soccer, Basket, Tennis as well as winter sports.

Person I’d like most to meet: Adriana Lima, Anna Beatriz, Matvey ‘Falafel’ Natanzon, Francois Tardieu and Sander Lyllof.

Favourite Celebrity: Anthony Hopkins

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… change the money play side of the game to make it more of a sport ?

If I could change anything in the world, I would… make backgammon more popular then soccer ?

P.S. My name is Iancho but translates to Yancho in English.