The World of Abalone

February 22, 2015


“The chess [Abalone] board is the world, the pieces [marbles] are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.”

Thomas Huxley, English biologist and zoologist (1825-1895)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

2015 Abalone World Championship


The London 2015 Abalone World Championship will take place on:

Tuesday, August 25
from 10.15 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. (local time)

The venue is still:

341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET
United Kingdom

Registration will open in April 2015. Single session events are still £10.

More information at:


Reasoning and memory

February 15, 2015


“Although memory and reason are wholly different faculties, the one does not really develop apart from the other.”

(Emile or On Education, 1762, translated by Barbara Foxley, 1911)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Genevan Enlightenment’s philosopher and chess player (1712-1778)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.