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Tim Holland was a world-champion backgammon player, highly paid teacher of the game, author of three backgammon books and successful gambler who has won more major backgammon tournaments than anyone in history.

Timothy Holland British scientist

Timothy John Barrington Holland FRS is a Petrologist and Reader in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

James Timothy Holland Jr., better known by his stage name Sole, is an American underground hip hop artist from Portland, Maine. He is one of eight co-founders of the record label Anticon. He has been a member of the groups Northern Exposure, Live Poets, Deep Puddle Dynamics, So-Called Artists, Da Babylonianz, Sole and the Skyrider Band and Waco Boyz.

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