About The Fortuitous Press

The Fortuitous Press is owned and operated by Jeremy Paul Bagai.

Jeremy has published backgammon articles in Anchors: The New England Backgammon Review, Chicago Point, Flint Area Backgammon News, and Inside Backgammon. His annotated match with Kit Woolsey was one of the very first instructional works on backgammon to be available on the Internet. Classic Backgammon Revisited is his first book.

He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in the psychology of human decision-making from the University of Pennsylvania. He lectured at the Wharton School for a time in order to pay off his gambling debts, and when that proved insufficient he briefly traded options for Wolfram and Hart.  From 2008 to 2011 he was the Senior Product Manager for CyberArts, one of the very first real-money gaming sites.  

He feels fortunate to be living in San Francisco and wishes he played backgammon better than he does.


Jeremy's Resume

Jeremy's LinkedIn Profile

Jeremy's Tournament Results

A 2001 Interview from Gammon Village

A paper on the Opening Replies

A paper on the problematic EMG Transform

Octopussy (1983).  An annotated backgammon timeline.