Problem of the month: June 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

IN DEEP TROUBLE

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: YOU CAN DO IT!

Black to move. And there is nothing White can do except try to delay the loss of the game (5 or 6 moves).

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Imagination vs. Memory

Stephen Covey photographed at Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas, USA.
Photo: Eleanor Bentall, october 13, 2004.

“And I can change. I can live [or play] out of my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past. I can become my own first creator.”

(The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, 1989)

Stephen Covey, American businessman and keynote speaker (1932-2012)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A visionary mind

Napoleon Bonaparte. Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 at the battle. Detail of a painting by Joseph Chabord 1786-1848. Museo Napoleonico, Rome Italy

“Imagination rules the world [of Abalone].”

(quoted by Las Cases in Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène *, January 7, 1816 **)

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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If you’re an inventive player, you create more opportunities to destabilize your opponent. They will need more time to think and will become more likely to make mistakes. This will give you the upper hand in the game.

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Logic vs. Imagination


Albert Einstein in 1929

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Attributed to Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A1B2 in Aba-Pro notation (A1D4 in Nacre notation)

Go from A to B is not a bad way to start an abalone game (^_-)—☆

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The power of imagination

“L’imagination prend le pouvoir.”*

(Slogan de mai 68, rue de Seine, Paris, 3 mai 1968)

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* Imagination takes power.

(Parisian May 68 slogan, rue de Seine, Paris, France, May 3, 1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A powerful opening for Black, played by MLA (IA) – max

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