Problem of the month: August 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

BACK TO ABALONE SCHOOL

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 😜

You play Black. The score is 5-5, so only one marble remains to eject. How do you go about it?

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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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Problem of the month: June 2019

June 34, 2019 ^^’

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

DEAD ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: MEDIUM

5-5. You play Black. White just saved his skin by leaving D8. But his nightmare will continue: Black win in 3 moves* (by moving as few marbles as possible).

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*Black plays 3 moves, White plays 2 moves. Total: 5 “half-moves”.

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