No position without opposition

Yin and Yang

“We can’t paint white over white neither can we paint black over black. Each needs the other to reveal itself.”

African proverb

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White over White and Black over Black /-:

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Will you find the original two-coloured position? This is a Belgian daisy opening after a few moves (^_^)



When imagination teams up with intelligence

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, oil on canvas by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1698)

“Imagination is a great help for intelligence.”

(Treatise on the Knowledge of God and of One’s Self, posthumous, 1722)

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (1627-1704)

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Imagination vs. Memory

Stephen Covey photographed at Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas, USA.
Photo: Eleanor Bentall, october 13, 2004.

“And I can change. I can live [or play] out of my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past. I can become my own first creator.”

(The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, 1989)

Stephen Covey, American businessman and keynote speaker (1932-2012)

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A visionary mind

Napoleon Bonaparte. Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 at the battle. Detail of a painting by Joseph Chabord 1786-1848. Museo Napoleonico, Rome Italy

“Imagination rules the world [of Abalone].”

(quoted by Las Cases in Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène *, January 7, 1816 **)

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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If you’re an inventive player, you create more opportunities to destabilize your opponent. They will need more time to think and will become more likely to make mistakes. This will give you the upper hand in the game.


Logic vs. Imagination

Albert Einstein in 1929

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Attributed to Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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A1B2 in Aba-Pro notation (A1D4 in Nacre notation)

Go from A to B is not a bad way to start an abalone game (^_-)—☆


The power of imagination

“L’imagination prend le pouvoir.”*

(Slogan de mai 68, rue de Seine, Paris, 3 mai 1968)


* Imagination takes power.

(Parisian May 68 slogan, rue de Seine, Paris, France, May 3, 1968)

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A powerful opening for Black, played by MLA (IA) – max


Adversity is the best way to improve your performance.

Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malek El-Shabazz, was murdered on February 21, 1965.

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”


Malcolm X, human rights activist (1925-1965)

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