Quote of the week’s holidays

April 27, 2014

This week – and I’m ashamed – I’m lazy and megalomaniac as far as to quote myself!:

“Time is more than money.” (FightClub, abalone player)

I of course would assume that someone came up with this before me… 😉

But what does it have to do with abalone? Well, to play abalone with your family, with your friends, with some unknown people, or online for free – thanks to all the work done by Mogwai during his spare time – or to blog about abalone, you need time, but you don’t need money.

Nevertheless, just think about clicking on the

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button from time to time to keep MiGs up and running and opened to everyone!

FightClub

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April problem

April 2014

Who is going to win this game?

LEVEL: EASY
TURN: WHITE TO MOVE
AIM: FIND THE WINNER

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What I like most about abalone are tight games and tiebreakers.
This critical moment requires all your attention: this is the break move! Will you do the right thing?
In other words, who will win? Black or White? Solution next week…

FightClub

Solution

Happy Easter!

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What will you choose: black chocolate or white chocolate?

Ok ok, this is not perfect, I have to admit, and you would probably not guess it what an Easter egg but for the title.
Believe me, I did my best, but you can try to do better if you feel inspired! 😉
And there is nothing better than an open competition to find better solutions to solve a problem. 🙂

Incidentally, I will not hide from you the fact that I’m afraid to see May coming…

Happy Easter to you all!

FightClub

Problem 21944-15y

LEVEL: DIFFICULT
TURN: BLACK TO MOVE
AIM: to win with the least moves

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Games are like jokes: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Especially when the game is closely contested!
Here it is not the case. This game opposes jeff costa and alain.
The final score is 6-0 in 31 moves.
Here is the 15th move, black to move, and the end is no mystery…
Assuming that poor alain fights back like a Gengis Khan or a boulet, will you find a way to put an end to his misery within 6 moves?

Get out your boards, and may the best analyst win!

FightClub

Find back the game on MiGs’ history.

Solution to come…