I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Monte Carlo— I was spending time “down the road” in Cannes, attending an industry awards festival, and decided to take a day exploring by car, driving up the coast through Nice, Monte Carlo and, briefly, crossing the Italian border. It was wonderful.
There’s truly no other place like it; it’s unique in the world.
I want to eventually go back and play in the Backgammon World Championship, not because I feel I can win it, but for the experience of it.
Here’s what the Championship looked like in 1985. I wish I’d been playing the game back then (instead, I was playing USTA Junior tennis and sailing competitively); I’d be much (much, much) farther along, today, if I had.
I’ll get there. Eventually.