Problem of the month: March 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.


The king of the White Walkers

The Night’s Watch vs. the White Walkers

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: MEDIUM

White to move. Black will not hold up for long: White will attack and win in a few moves.

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2018 MSO World Korea Championship

An official Abalone tournament will be part of the 2018 MSO World-Braining Korea Championship, which is the Korean version of the UK’s Mind Sports Olympiad.


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Date:

saturday, 7 and sunday, 8 of april 2018

Venue:

Korea Job World
Suwon, (4-6, Jeongja-dong)
501, Bundangsuseo-ro, Bundang-gu

Suwon lies about thirty kilometres/nineteen miles south of Seoul.

Details and booking:

  • by mail: coroncine2@naver.com
  • by phone: +82-(0) 31 8977114

Links:

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Intelligence and longevity

March 25, 2018


Stephen Hawking in January 2015.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

(A Briefer History of Time, 2005)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Intelligence makes you live better and longer!

 
Young Stephen Hawking and his two sisters, Philippa and Mary.

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Stephen Hawking aged 12 in the garden of his St Alban’s home, Hertfordshire, Southern England.

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Stephen Hawking in the sixties with his first wife Jane Wilde.

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Stephen Hawking in his office at the University of Cambridge, 1982.

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Professor Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge..Photograph © Jason Bye.t: 07966 173 930.e: mail@jasonbye.com.w: http://www.jasonbye.com.

Stephen Hawking, mid-October 2012.

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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An abalonian interpretation:

During a game, you often have to face unexpected situations, whatever your ability to anticipate. When it happens, you need to adapt your strategy on the basis of this new data.

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Will, Knowledge and Freedom

March 11, 2018


Voltairine de Cleyre in Philadelphia, 1901 (age 35)
(picture from Wikimedia Commons)

“[…] for whatever was without, within my own Will was supreme. It has moved steadily in one direction, the knowledge and the assertion of its own liberty, with the responsibility falling thereon. This, I am sure, is the ultimate reason for my acceptance of Anarchism.”

(The Making of an Anarchist)

Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarcha-feminist (1866-1912)

 All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Symbol of the anarcha-feminism movement

Why so few girls and women play games like Chess, Go, or Abalone?

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Freedom means responsibility.

March 4, 2018


Ursula K. Le Guin (the picture comes from here)

“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, American novelist (1929-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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(screenshot of the latest version of Laurent Pagli’s program ULA. Click to enlarge.)

You play Black. You must decide!

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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