Abalone World Championship 2019 live on air

The Abalone World Championship 2019 is one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad.
It will take place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st 2019 from 2:15pm to around 5.30pm (local time).

You will be able to follow the Mind Sports Olympiad facebook page for live commentary (:

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Take your chance!

August 11, 2019


Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington circa 1940s.

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

Duke Ellington, American jazz musician (1899-1974)

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Duke Ellington playing the piano (undated).

No problem for him: Duke Ellington can play Black and White in the same time! (^_-)b

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The sound of the marbles

August 4, 2019


Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
(© Rick Wilking / REUTERS)

“Solving problems means listening.”

Richard Branson, British businessman (1950-)

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White to play now.

Listening to this move will help you to anticipate your opponent’s intentions: what should be black next move?

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How to become a problem-solving leader?

July 28, 2019


(Gerald M. Weinberg at the BizConf in August 21, 2009, by Carl-Johan Kihlbom)

“Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.”

Gerald Weinberg, American computer scientist (1933-2018)

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A Belgian daisy middlegame: Aba-Pro level 10 (Black) vs. Human (White).

I can hardly imagine that Aba-Pro level 10 really played this last move oÔ

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Improve your skills: what if problems are the solution?

July 21, 2019


Famous motivational speaker Anthony Robbins

“Every problem is a gift. Without them we wouldn’t grow.”

Tony Robbins, American life coach (1960-)

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A Belgian daisy middlegame. What a mess! Who will win?
Try both sides and get your own idea…

A game may be seen as a problem series.

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Problem of the month: July 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

BULLETPROOF STRATEGY

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: A BIT TECHNICAL

5-4. Your turn. You play White and you win in 4 moves.
Both sides play in an energy efficiency mode, trying to move as few marbles as possible for the same result.
There may be several solutions.

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Deeper, Stronger, Shorter, Better

July 14, 2019


Paris (France), 14 July military parade 2016. Māori warriors parade on the Champs-Elysées.
(Photo Benoît Tessier / REUTERS)

“I orea te tuataraka pato ki waho”*

* A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.

Māori proverb

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