6 – 3 = 6

July 26, 2015

“Games are the most elevated form of investigation.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Theory of score relativity
You needn’t seek a 6-0 score. 6-0, 6-3 or even 6-5, it doesn’t matter; what matters is to be the first to eject the sixth marble 😉

Theory of score relativity EN


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Life is probably round

July 19, 2015

Planète mère, par Frédéric Bauche

Mother Planet, by Frédéric Bauche


“[…] life too is probably round […]”

(Letter to Emile Bernard, Arles, Tuesday, 26 June 1888)

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (1853–1890)


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Forget ratings!

July 5, 2015


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“Before Prof. Elo stamped numbers on our foreheads, people played to win tournaments or place as high as they could in the standings or simply win as many games they could.
Forget ratings. Play to win and let others figure out how good you are.”

Léon Poliakov, Russian-born French historian (1910–1997)


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2015 Abalone World Championship: it’s time to register!

The London 2015 Abalone World Championship is part of the Mind Sports Olympiad, the greatest and most famous festival for games of mental skill and mind sports.

This year, the event will take place on:

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

And like last year, the venue is:

341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET
United Kingdom

Single session events are still £10. Just note that all events are open to spectators, free of charge.


(click on the picture for further information about the 2015 AWC event)



(click on the picture to register)