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
button from time to time to keep MiGs up and running and opened to everyone!
—- / d6e6
i6i7 / f6f7
i7h7 / d7e8
White win in 3 moves.
The position comes from the game 21806 – alain / starlight – Star – 6-2 – by score (30/03/2014).
You can find it back in the MiGs History.
Take a look at it: what happened is… strange.
Who is going to win this game?
TURN: WHITE TO MOVE
AIM: FIND THE WINNER
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…
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!
TURN: BLACK TO MOVE
AIM: to win with the least moves
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!
Find back the game on MiGs’ history.
Solution to come…