The game must go on (Yeah!)

June 23, 2019


Hans Ree on January 17, 1973 (some rights reserved; see credits)

“Play out a boring game to the end and funny things can happen; Fischer knew it.”

Hans Ree, Dutch chess grandmaster and writer (1944-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Failures teaches success.

January 6, 2019

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.”

(2009 National Address to America’s Students)

Barack Obama (1961-)

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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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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)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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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)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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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.

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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)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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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 (^_-)—☆

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The power of imagination

“L’imagination prend le pouvoir.”*

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

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* Imagination takes power.

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

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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

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King, Hawking: kingdom of the mind

April 8, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A success story

January 28, 2018


French master chef Paul Bocuse, who died on 20 January 2018.

“The two secrets of a success: quality and creativity.”

Paul Bocuse, great French chef and restaurateur (1926-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Aba-Pro notation of this fictional game:

Belgian daisy
1.a1b2 b4c5c4 2.c2c3 a4b5 3.b2c3 b6c6 4.i8h7 i6h6 5.h7g7 g4g5 6.g8f7 g5g6 7.g9f8 b5c5 8.f8e7 h4h5 9.e7e6 h5h6 10.i9h9 g6g7 11.d4e5 i5h5 12.e6f6 d7d6 13.f5g5 e4d4 14.g5g6 c6c5 15.h9g8 c5c4 16.b3b4 c3c2 17.g8f7 d4c4 18.e5f6 c4b4 19.a2b2 c1c2 20.h8g7 a5a4 21.b5c5 a3b3 22.g7f6 d3c2 23.g6f6 b1c1 24.f7e6 b4b3 25.e6d5 c3d3 26.d6d5 d2d1 27.f6e5 d1c1 28.c5c4 c1b1

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Turbot au champagne et pommes soufflées.

Turbot in Champagne: the recipe