Problem of the month: November 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

BACK TO VICTORY

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: As easy as 1.2.3

5-5. Black to move. Who will win?

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Outrageous connections

November 25, 2018


Nagle Jackson at The National Arts Club, New York City, November 19, 2012

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.”

Nagle Jackson, American actor, director, and playwright (1936-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White probably thinks that Black is “outrageously connected” q:

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Abalone Game Situation 2

The purpose of this new post category is to give you some material to practice on whatever your level.
Unlike abalone problems, these abalone game situations may not be endgames but just middlegames, and endgames may not have a single solution.

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TURN: WHITE

White to move. Who will win?
Test it with some friend or against an AI and tell us the outcome (:

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The “Great War”: an abalonian vision

BLACK: CENTRAL POWERS
WHITE: ALLIED POWERS

Black begins (28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia).

CENTRAL POWERS:

Military mobilized: 25,6 millions
Military losses: 4 024 397 deaths & missing in action, 8 419 533 military wounded

ALLIED POWERS:

Military mobilized: 48,2 millions
Military losses: 5 696 056 deaths & missing in action, 12 809 280 military wounded

TOTAL:

Military mobilized: 73,8 millions
Military losses: 9 720 453 deaths & missing in action, 21 228 813 military wounded

(source: Jay Winter, The Great War and the British People, 1986)

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Full mobilisation

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Armistice of 11 November 1918

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(The Evening Standard of 11 November 1918, London, UK)

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(The Sudbury Star of 11 November 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

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(The Chicago Daily Tribune of 11 November 1918, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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NO MORE WAR!
ALWAYS MORE GAMES!

Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun!

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