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January 19, 2020


Friedrich Nietzsche

“[…] in unserm überlegenden Bewußtsein treten vor einer Tat der Reihe nach die Folgen verschiedener Taten hervor, welche alle wir meinen tun zu können, und wir vergleichen diese Folgen. Wir meinen, zu einer Tat entschieden zu sein, wenn wir festgestellt haben, daß ihre Folgen die überwiegend günstigeren sein werden; ehe es zu diesem Abschluß unserer Erwägung kommt, quälen wir uns oft redlich, wegen der großen Schwierigkeit, die Folgen zu erraten, sie in ihrer ganzen Stärke zu sehen und zwar alle, ohne Fehler der Auslassung zu machen: wobei die Rechnung überdies noch mit dem Zufalle dividiert werden muß.”

(Morgenröte, Zweites Buch, 129. Der angebliche Kampf der Motive, 1881)

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[…] in our meditative consciousness, the consequences of different actions which we think we are able to carry out present themselves successively, one after the other, and we compare these consequences in our mind. We think we have come to a decision concerning an action after we have established to our own satisfaction that the consequences of this action will be favourable. Before we arrive at this conclusion, however, we often seriously worry because of the great difficulties we experience in guessing what the consequences are likely to be, and in seeing them in their full importance, without exception — and, after all this, we must reckon up any fortuitous elements that are likely to arise.

(The Dawn of Day, Book II, 129. The alleged combat of motives, 1881)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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2019 London Chess Classic

2019 LONDON CHESS CLASSIC


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The London Chess Classic is the UK’s largest chess tournament and is back at Olympia from November 29 to December 8. In addition to the Fide Open section, there are numerous sections for various rated players alongside blitz and rapid tournaments. The prize fund features over £27,000. There is free entry to all tournaments for women and under 25s who are UK residents.

Mind Sports Olympiad

Vincent Frochot wins the 2019 Abalone World Championship

The Abalone World Championship 2019 – one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad – took place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st pm.

Here is the ranking 2019:

The complete 2019 MSO Medal Table is available HERE.

Congratulations to Vincent FROCHOT who wins the title for the eighth time, following seven earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Twelve years after his first participation, he is still at the top!!

Congratulations also to all the deserving medalists!

Thank you to all the organizers of the MSO and to all the competitors who make this event more and more interesting from year to year!

Here is the Abalone World Championship 2019 live stream. The event is (talentedly!) presented by Steve Raine and Ryan Young. Enjoy!

Watch on YouTube:

Watch on Facebook:

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 (:

Abalone at the 12th Summer Mind Sports for Children in La Palma

The “XII Juegos infantiles de deportes mentales de verano” (12th Summer Mind Sports for Children) took place at Breña Baja, a municipality on the eastern side of the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands (Spain).

This event was organized by the school league Aprender Jugando (“Learning by playing”). Aprender jugando’s purpose is to develop children and adults intelligence through strategy games and logic tests.


Flyer of the event (click to enlarge)

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Monday June 3, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Abalone special training with Abalone World Champion Vincent Frochot, from France.


Abalone World Champion Vincent Frochot playing simultaneous games.

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Abalone tournament.

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Thursday June 6, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Closure, awards ceremony and results.

You will find more pictures, videos and information on Aprender Jugando La Palma’s Facebook by clicking the picture below:

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Innovation of the month: June 2019

Every month a previously unreleased variation.

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I dedicate this variation to David Jameson, who is the best Welsh Abalone player I know (:

Welsh daisy


Coloured version by LGB
(but TIQA+ are also entitled to respect! q: )


Flag of Wales (since 1959)


Classic Black and White version by OCJ


Just created! (May 26, 2018, 17:01:01 GMT+2)

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This variation was created on May 26, 2018 in Paris by French Abalone player Olivier Charles-Joseph, best known online as OCJ.
The name was given by Frédéric Garnier.
As you can see it is a balanced variation 😎

Olivier Charles-Joseph won Silver at the 2018 Abalone World Championship along with David Pearce (England) and Frédéric Garnier (France). Gold was won by Vincent Frochot (France).

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Innovation of the month: May 2019

Every month a previously unreleased variation.

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Many variations have been created since I suspended this section.
Maybe it’s time to reopen it…

British daisy


Coloured version


Classic Black and White version

This variation was created on August 30, 2018.
As you can see it is a balanced variation 😎

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