Problem of the month: February 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

PLAY IT YOUR OWN WAY!

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: NOT SO EASY

White to move, Black to win ^^ But how?

There are several possibilities. Just end it your way (:

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February 18, 2018


Max Stirner

“[…] was Du zu sein die Macht hast,
dazu hast Du das Recht.” *

(Der Einzige und sein Eigentum, 2.2.1. Meine Macht, 1844)

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* “[…] what you have the power to be,
you have the right to.”

(The Unique and Its Property, 2.2.1. My Power, 1844)

Max Stirner, German philosopher and anarchist theorist (1806-1856)

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

 

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Diversity is better!

February 11, 2018


Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин), photographic portrait by Nadar.

“[…] variety, conflict even, is life and […] uniformity is death.”

(Anarchism: its philosophy and ideal, 1896)

Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин),
Russian scientist and anarchist theorist (1842-1921)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Abalone according to the official rule: a dull uniformity ):

vs.

Abalone according to the player community: a joyful variety! (:

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Order in Anarchy

February 4, 2018


Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, photographic portrait by Nadar, 1862 (detail).

“[…] society [the abalone player] seeks order in anarchy.”

(What Is Property?, 1840)

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist theorist (1809-1865)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Anarchy on the abalone board game.

 Only the winner can find order in anarchy.

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Sons of Strategy

This creation is inspired from the logo of the US TV series Sons of Anarchy,
created by Kurt Sutter.

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“MC” stands for “Marbles Crew” instead of “Motorcycle Club”:

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The Circle-A is used here as a symbol for the strategy game Abalone® as well:


Logo of Aba-Pro, on of the most famous Abalone program.

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The Grim Reaper is holding an abalone marble in his hand instead of a crystal ball:


White abalone marble.

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Play Abalone and have fun!


Abalone game, new edition 2017.

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(click on the picture to access the Wikipedia article on Sons of Anarchy)

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A success story

January 28, 2018


French master chef Paul Bocuse, who died on 20 January 2018.

“The two secrets of a success: quality and creativity.”

Paul Bocuse, great French chef and restaurateur (1926-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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(Ask for the menu: click on the picture to see the game)

Aba-Pro notation of this fictional game:

Belgian daisy
1.a1b2 b4c5c4 2.c2c3 a4b5 3.b2c3 b6c6 4.i8h7 i6h6 5.h7g7 g4g5 6.g8f7 g5g6 7.g9f8 b5c5 8.f8e7 h4h5 9.e7e6 h5h6 10.i9h9 g6g7 11.d4e5 i5h5 12.e6f6 d7d6 13.f5g5 e4d4 14.g5g6 c6c5 15.h9g8 c5c4 16.b3b4 c3c2 17.g8f7 d4c4 18.e5f6 c4b4 19.a2b2 c1c2 20.h8g7 a5a4 21.b5c5 a3b3 22.g7f6 d3c2 23.g6f6 b1c1 24.f7e6 b4b3 25.e6d5 c3d3 26.d6d5 d2d1 27.f6e5 d1c1 28.c5c4 c1b1

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Turbot au champagne et pommes soufflées.

Turbot in Champagne: the recipe

Free to decide

January 21, 2018


Dolores O’Riordan, who died on 15 January 2018.

“I’ll live [play] as I choose,
Or I will not live [play] at all.”

[Free to decide, track 4 from the album To The Faithful Departed (1996),
by The Cranberries]

Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (1971-2018)

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Irish rock band The Cranberries.
Left to right: Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler, Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan.

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The Irish daisy is an unbalanced variation.

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.