Problem of the month: March 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

MARCH, WE MARCH!

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: MEDIUM

5-4. Black army is marching on White troops and will win in 4 moves (7 half-moves). There is a few equivalent solutions.

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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!

Yellow vests protests: an abalonian vision


Police officers facing ‘yellow vests’ in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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‘Yellow vests’ facing police officers in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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How much does a French police officer earn? (in French. The figures date from 2013, but it’s roughly the same in 2018…)

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The “Great War”: an abalonian vision

BLACK: CENTRAL POWERS
WHITE: ALLIED POWERS

Black begins (28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia).

CENTRAL POWERS:

Military mobilized: 25,6 millions
Military losses: 4 024 397 deaths & missing in action, 8 419 533 military wounded

ALLIED POWERS:

Military mobilized: 48,2 millions
Military losses: 5 696 056 deaths & missing in action, 12 809 280 military wounded

TOTAL:

Military mobilized: 73,8 millions
Military losses: 9 720 453 deaths & missing in action, 21 228 813 military wounded

(source: Jay Winter, The Great War and the British People, 1986)

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Full mobilisation

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Armistice of 11 November 1918

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(The Evening Standard of 11 November 1918, London, UK)

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(The Sudbury Star of 11 November 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

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(The Chicago Daily Tribune of 11 November 1918, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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NO MORE WAR!
ALWAYS MORE GAMES!

Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun!

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