Backgammon Gives Me Strength: World Champion Akiko Yazawa
Backgammon is one of the world's most popular games along with chess, cards and dominoes. It requires the ability to think ahead. Akiko Yazawa, a 2-time world champion, achieved the feat after being diagnosed with cancer. She says backgammon trained her to think in a way that has encouraged her. The program unveils the secret to her strength.
Akiko Yazawa, professional backgammon player
Yazawa won the Backgammon World Championships in 2014 (left) and 2018 (right)
Yazawa (right) during the World Championship final in August 2018