The game must go on (Yeah!)

June 23, 2019


Hans Ree on January 17, 1973 (some rights reserved; see credits)

“Play out a boring game to the end and funny things can happen; Fischer knew it.”

Hans Ree, Dutch chess grandmaster and writer (1944-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Mindgames are for everyone.

June 16, 2019


(source: Gallica)

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[…] les jeux d’esprit sont de toutes les saisons et de tous les âges ; ils instruisent les Jeunes, ils divertissent les Vieux, ils conviennent aux Riches, et ne sont pas au-dessus de la portée des Pauvres : les deux sexes peuvent s’en accommoder sans choquer la bienséance.”*

(Récréations mathématiques et physiques, Préface, 1694)

Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (1640-1718)

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* “[…] mind games are for all seasons and all ages;
they instruct the Young, and divert the Old;
they are not beneath the Rich,
not above the ability of the Poor;
they may be used by either 
Sex
without
transgressing the Bounds of Modesty.”


Agon, French strategy game from the late 18th century

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

The most despairing games

April 14, 2019


Book cover of Apostilles or the useful and the futile (1972), by Robert Mallet

“What is most despairing is not the impossible, but rather the failure to achieve the possible.”

(Apostille ou l’utile et le futile, Gallimard, 1972)

Robert Mallet, French writer (1915-2002)

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White is on the verge of victory…


…and yet loses!! What happened?!?

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Serial winner, serial killer?

April 7, 2019


“Now who’s the boss?” (`∀´)Ψ

“A winner is a losers’ maker.”

Albert Jacquard, French geneticist (1925-2013)

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Every winner should help its opponent to become a better player.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14:11)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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.

Oh Daisy, please!!!

If you like Abalone, you may like Belgian daisy:


The Belgian daisy variation with Peas vs. Stainless steel marbles. Peas begins ^^

But do you like brussels? q:

Moral: play as you like! And you may like some Abalone variations and not some others. It is your absolute right as a player (^_-)—☆

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See also: Get out your fork!

Filmography

Here is a short list of films dealing with strategy games like Abalone.
It contains only films I have seen.

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Dial M for Murder, by Alfred Hitchcock (1954)

Dunkirk, by Christopher Nolan (2017)

Fight Club, by David Fincher (1999)

The Imitation Game, by Morten Tyldum (2014)

Match Point, by Woody Allen (2005)

Pawn Sacrifice, by Edward Zwick (2015)

Seven Samurai, by Akira Kurosawa (1954)

The Tournament, by Élodie Namer (2015)