3rd International Mind Sports Open (Online)

Hello Abalone players and other abstract players!
Yesterday, Franscesco Salerno shared this interesting piece of information on Facebook:

Hi all! I wanted to let you know that the Mind Sports Event supposed to be held in Madrid on the first days of May, organized by MusiChess and @aprenderjugandolapalma, has been postponed (more info in the next months) for the reasons we all know.

Considering most of us will spend long time at home, the event has been reconverted into an online event! The format is different and quite interesting. There are 3 main tournaments (Modern Abstract Strategy, Classic Abstract Strategy, Chess Variants) and the players will have to play all the games proposed for each round. Around 4 days per round for a total of a month roughly, starting on the 1st of April.

Have a look on the rules!

Stay safe everyone and keep playing!!

Franscesco Salerno

Back to the roots of Abalone

It all started 30 years ago… After the first edition in 1988, the game Abalone has spanned generations and years with the same authenticity and it became a classic and powerful abstract game.

Here is a beautiful video from the official Abalone Facebook account, showing a testimony of the designers Michel Lalet and Laurent Lévi about the origins of their game:

Vincent Frochot wins the 2019 Abalone World Championship

The Abalone World Championship 2019 – one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad – took place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st pm.

Here is the ranking 2019:

The complete 2019 MSO Medal Table is available HERE.

Congratulations to Vincent FROCHOT who wins the title for the eighth time, following seven earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Twelve years after his first participation, he is still at the top!!

Congratulations also to all the deserving medalists!

Thank you to all the organizers of the MSO and to all the competitors who make this event more and more interesting from year to year!

Here is the Abalone World Championship 2019 live stream. The event is (talentedly!) presented by Steve Raine and Ryan Young. Enjoy!

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Abalone World Championship 2019 live on air

The Abalone World Championship 2019 is one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad.
It will take place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st 2019 from 2:15pm to around 5.30pm (local time).

You will be able to follow the Mind Sports Olympiad facebook page for live commentary (:

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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Seek zeros!

February 28, 2016

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“Was? du suchst? du möchtest dich verzehnfachen, verhundertfachen? du suchst Anhänger? – Suche Nullen!”

(Götzen-Dämmerung, Sprüche und Pfeile, 14, 1889)

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What? You search? You would multiply yourself by ten, by a hundred? You seek followers? Seek zeros!

(Twilight of the Idols, Maxims and Arrows, 14, 1889)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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