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-)

Access all monthly problems.

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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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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Abalone at the 12th Summer Mind Sports for Children in La Palma

The “XII Juegos infantiles de deportes mentales de verano” (12th Summer Mind Sports for Children) took place at Breña Baja, a municipality on the eastern side of the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands (Spain).

This event was organized by the school league Aprender Jugando (“Learning by playing”). Aprender jugando’s purpose is to develop children and adults intelligence through strategy games and logic tests.


Flyer of the event (click to enlarge)

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Monday June 3, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Abalone special training with Abalone World Champion Vincent Frochot, from France.


Abalone World Champion Vincent Frochot playing simultaneous games.

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Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Abalone tournament.

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Thursday June 6, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Closure, awards ceremony and results.

You will find more pictures, videos and information on Aprender Jugando La Palma’s Facebook by clicking the picture below:

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Oh Daisy, please!!!

If you like Abalone, you may like Belgian daisy:


The Belgian daisy variation with Peas vs. Stainless steel marbles. Peas begins ^^

But do you like brussels? q:

Moral: play as you like! And you may like some Abalone variations and not some others. It is your absolute right as a player (^_-)—☆

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See also: Get out your fork!

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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Do you need the game rules?

Access all abalone game situations.

Mind Sports Olympiad: Abalone World Championship 2018 live stream

The 2018 Abalone World Championship took place in London on Monday, August 20. And the winner is…

The event is presented by Paco Garcia de la Banda and Steve Raine. Enjoy!

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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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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

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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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 (^_^)

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