Problem of the month: April 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.

Take the place of the machine

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS

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Once more this is a game between our friend boulet (Black) and Mogwai’s MLA program at its highest level (White). You can see this game 29001 on MiGs‘ history.

This is Black move 48, and MLA is currently 3-4 ahead. At this point, the program should have concluded quickly. However, the game will continue until move 62 and a 4-6 score.

With this situation, could you have done better than MLA and will you win with only a few moves?

What endgame(s) do you propose?

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Problem of the month: February 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.

Better than a machine

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS

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This is the game 27418 from MiGs, white move 41. MLA at its highest level (Black) will win against our friend boulet (White), but only after 7 long moves (13 half moves).

You, who are more imaginative than a machine, will you able to do it in just 4 moves?
There are several possible solutions.

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Find a realizable plan

December 4, 2016

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Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, circa 1910.

“It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan.”

Eugène Znosko-Borovsky, Russian-born French chess master (1884–1954)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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boulet (Black) should not have lost this game 26926 against MLA (White)… (^_-)—☆
Just ask me and I will show you (:

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MiGs guestbook

GuestBook

So you liked MiGs?
You spent many hours connected?
You played breathtaking games?
You’ve known euphoria after a difficult victory, or on the contrary stinging defeats?
You made friends?
You had much fun?
In short, you have some good memories you’d like to share with us?
Just leave below a comment on MiGs’ guestbook!

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Picture : © Maath and FightClub

Who we are

December 26,2013

This blog has been created by Gramgroum in 2013.

It is managed by Gramgroum and FightClub, two abalone fans.

It is a key source of information, promotion, learning and exchange about abalone in general, and in particular MiGs, the only abalone game server currently available on the Internet, allowing online games against other players from all over the world.

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October 22, 2014

MiGs shut down on August 1, 2014. There is currently no abalone online game server available. Players hope that a new one will open someday…

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