Problem of the month: August 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

BACK TO ABALONE SCHOOL

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 😜

You play Black. The score is 5-5, so only one marble remains to eject. How do you go about it?

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Two Abalone databases well worth discovering

Looking for Abalone games in video? Or other Abalone material? On the left sidebar of this blog you will find two new widgets:

ABALONE GOOGLE DRIVE

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ABALONE ONLINE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Explore it, and you will learn a lot about the game (^_-)—☆

Vincent Frochot wins the 2019 Abalone World Championship

The Abalone World Championship 2019 – one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad – took place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st pm.

Here is the ranking 2019:

The complete 2019 MSO Medal Table is available HERE.

Congratulations to Vincent FROCHOT who wins the title for the eighth time, following seven earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Twelve years after his first participation, he is still at the top!!

Congratulations also to all the deserving medalists!

Thank you to all the organizers of the MSO and to all the competitors who make this event more and more interesting from year to year!

Here is the Abalone World Championship 2019 live stream. The event is (talentedly!) presented by Steve Raine and Ryan Young. Enjoy!

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Abalone World Championship 2019 live on air

The Abalone World Championship 2019 is one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad.
It will take place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st 2019 from 2:15pm to around 5.30pm (local time).

You will be able to follow the Mind Sports Olympiad facebook page for live commentary (:

Take your chance!

August 11, 2019


Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington circa 1940s.

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

Duke Ellington, American jazz musician (1899-1974)

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Duke Ellington playing the piano (undated).

No problem for him: Duke Ellington can play Black and White in the same time! (^_-)b

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The sound of the marbles

August 4, 2019


Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
(© Rick Wilking / REUTERS)

“Solving problems means listening.”

Richard Branson, British businessman (1950-)

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White to play now.

Listening to this move will help you to anticipate your opponent’s intentions: what should be black next move?

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How to become a problem-solving leader?

July 28, 2019


(Gerald M. Weinberg at the BizConf in August 21, 2009, by Carl-Johan Kihlbom)

“Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.”

Gerald Weinberg, American computer scientist (1933-2018)

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A Belgian daisy middlegame: Aba-Pro level 10 (Black) vs. Human (White).

I can hardly imagine that Aba-Pro level 10 really played this last move oÔ

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