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FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server)

Written by  Antonio Ravanelli
Saturday, January 28, 2006

On July 19, 1992 at 10:56:22 GMT, Marvin announced the birth of the FIBS. FIBS is an abbreviation for First Internet Backgammon Server. It is a server program written by Andreas Schneider. After using a site in Aachen Germany, It moved to the present site in Sweden on December 3, 1993. You can connect to FIBS using telnet; the server runs on machine fraggel65.mdstud.chalmers.se (raw address Now you have to log in to FIBS. If you already have an account on FIBS, you use the login name and password you selected. If you're a first time user, you must log in as guest. Then you are granted a limited kind of access, until you make yourself known by choosing a FIBS user name and a password. From that moment on, you can use FIBS to play against other players, human or otherwise, from all over the world. You can play backgammon or just watch. The usual style of competition is match play. A ratings system ranks players based on their performance. There are regular tournaments to participate in. More info about FIBS and other Backgammon sites’ review is available at: 247-backgammon.

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