Problem of the month: December 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

LET’S MOVE UP THE LEVEL… 😊

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: FITTED FOR STRONG PLAYERS 💪 😜

Some experienced players asked for a more challenging problem than the previous one. So here’s something to test your mind skills 🤓

Black to move and win. Are you ready to rack your brain? 🤯 😄

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Outrageous connections

November 25, 2018


Nagle Jackson at The National Arts Club, New York City, November 19, 2012

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.”

Nagle Jackson, American actor, director, and playwright (1936-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White probably thinks that Black is “outrageously connected” q:

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Abalone Game Situation 2

The purpose of this new post category is to give you some material to practice on whatever your level.
Unlike abalone problems, these abalone game situations may not be endgames but just middlegames, and endgames may not have a single solution.

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TURN: WHITE

White to move. Who will win?
Test it with some friend or against an AI and tell us the outcome (:

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Material advantage vs. Positional advantage


Black has a material advantage, but White has a huge positional advantage.

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To the experienced abalone player, winning this game with White may be as easy as 1-2-3. But a beginner might have trouble…

And you? What are you able to do with this? Just test it with your friends (:

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Keep on fighting!


Run-DMC in Hollis, borough of Queens, New York City

“I’m gonna use my strong mentality
Like the cream of the crop, like the crop of the cream
Beating hard times, that is my theme
Hard times in life, hard times in death
I’m gonna keep on fighting to my very last breath.”

(Hard Times, track 1 from the album Run–D.M.C, 1984)

Run-D.M.C., American hip hop group (1981-2002)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Hard time!
It don’t matter if you’re black or white: just keep on fighting!

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