Problem of the month: June 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

IN DEEP TROUBLE

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: YOU CAN DO IT!

Black to move. And there is nothing White can do except try to delay the loss of the game (5 or 6 moves).

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Problem of May 2018: an easier version

A previously unreleased endgame problem by saabalone.

AN EASIER FINGER-TO-FINGER COMBAT

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The previous problem of May 2018 seems to be undecidable. Here is an easier (but still difficult) version from this problem.

Good luck!

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TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: STILL DIFFICULT ^^’

5-5. White to move. Who will win?

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Adversity is the true measure of your worth.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in April 1963.

“The ultimate measure of a man [or a player] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

(On being a good neighbor, Strength to Love, 1963)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Comfort and convenience

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Challenge and controversy

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By all means possible!

April 29, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

(What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,
speech to students at Barratt Junior High School,
Philadelphia, October 26, 1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Short video version
Complete video version

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About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

https://projects.seattletimes.com/mlk/index.html

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Will you choose Black or White?

White to move. Who will win?

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Is Artificial SuperIntelligence a threat to the human race?

April 22, 2018


Stephen Hawking, 75th birthday public symposium at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, UK (July 2, 2017).

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

(BBC interview, December 2014)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Do what you can with what you have.

April 15, 2018


Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life [or your situation] may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

(Stephen Hawking at an Oxford University Union speech, 2016)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White is in a challenging position.

You play white. It’s your turn to move. You can’t win, but you can reach a 6-5 score (:

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