Exercise of the month: November 2017

A previously unreleased exercise for beginners.

Who’s gonna win?

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: BEGINNERS

Crazy endgame! Somebody is about to win, but who and how? ^^

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Clinging to success

September 17, 2017

ca. 1900, Illiers-Combray, France — French writer Marcel Proust — Image by © Sygma/Corbis

“There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.”

Marcel Proust, French writer (1871-1922)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Better to pump even if nothing happens…

September 10, 2017

Les shadoks à grosse tête, dans la deuxième série “Les shadoks” créée par Jacques Rouxel
Shadoks with big head, in the second series “shadoks” created by Jacques Rouxel

“When one tries continuously, one ends up succeeding. Thus, the more one fails, the greater the chance that it will work.”

Jacques Rouxel, French film animator (1931-2004)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Problem of the month: August 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem for beginners proposed by saabalone.

With a little bit of thought…

TURN: BLACK / WHITE
LEVEL: BEGINNERS ONLY!

Your turn to move.
No matter if you play Black or White, you win in 3 moves!
At first sight it seems difficult, but with just a little bit of thought you can solve the problem.

Now good thought, and have fun! ^^

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Problem of the month: July 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem for beginners proposed by saabalone.

Make your move!

TURN: WHITE / BLACK
LEVEL: BEGINNERS ONLY!

If you play White, you win in 2 moves.
If you play Black, you win in 3 moves.
This is not very difficult. All you need is a clear vision of the situation.

Now make your move(s), and have fun! ^^

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Just dare it!

June 18, 2017


Friedrich Nietzsche circa 1875, by F. Hartmann in Basel (public domain)

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“Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt. Und warum wollt ihr nicht an meinem Kranze rupfen?”

(Ecce Homo, Vorwort, 1888)

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One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath?

(Ecce Homo, Foreword, 1888)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.