Problem of the month: March 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

MARCH, WE MARCH!

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: MEDIUM

5-4. Black army is marching on White troops and will win in 4 moves (7 half-moves). There is a few equivalent solutions.

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Abalone Game Situation 3

A previously unreleased game situation.

FREE AT LAST?*

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: STRONG HEADACHE

The score is 4-5. Will Black be able to save the I7 marble and win the game?

* reference to a negro spiritual quoted by Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963 at the end of his famous speech I have a dream.

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Total respect!

March 10, 2019

“Ce n’était pas un mage
Mais un sage poète
Qui m’a délivré ce message :
RESPECT!”*

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* It wasn’t a mage
But a wise poet
who delivered to me this message:
RESPECT!

[Quelle aventure (No Sé featuring Ménélik),
from the album Phénoménélik (1995), track 18]

Albert Tjamag, best known as Ménélik, French rapper (1970-)

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Two young Abalone champions from Ile-de-France, february 2019

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Abalone, open!

Chess, Draughts or Othello have only one starting position:


Starting position in chess from black side


Starting position in international draughts from black side


Starting position in Othello

Abalone has dozens! (:

Enough to play one thousand and one nights (^_-)—☆


An abalonian version of the Scheherazade story q:

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