Problem of the month: August 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

BACK TO ABALONE SCHOOL

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 😜

You play Black. The score is 5-5, so only one marble remains to eject. How do you go about it?

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Deeper, Stronger, Shorter, Better

July 14, 2019


Paris (France), 14 July military parade 2016. Māori warriors parade on the Champs-Elysées.
(Photo Benoît Tessier / REUTERS)

“I orea te tuataraka pato ki waho”*

* A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.

Māori proverb

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Fear of losing or desire to win?

July 7, 2019


(Liverpool Football Club manager Jürgen Klopp)

“I do not believe that it’s the fear of losing, that makes you a winner. It’s rather the desire to win. That desire lets you grow beyond your own possibilities. It makes you strong.”

Jürgen Klopp, German football manager and former player (1967-)

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Thanks to Per Sørlie from Abstract Nation for the quotation.

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Abalone Game Situation 4

A previously unreleased game situation.

DANGEROUSLY ON THE BRINK

TURN: BLACK

The score is 4-5. Black to play. White just played c4d5 and Black played f3g4 before. Who will win this crazy endgame?

Keep in mind that in a real game, players may not find the best solution (^_-)—☆

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Problem of the month: February 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

LIKE AN EJECT MACHINE

TURN: BOTH
LEVEL: EASIER WITH WHITE (^_-)—☆

The way I like it
Is the way it is:
The one who moves first
Is the one who wins
Like an, like an eject machine, man!
Movin’, doin’ it, you know
Can I count it off?

James B. White, Get Up (I Feel Like Being An) Eject Machine q:


James Brown in 1950.

You wanna hear it like it did on the top fellas? (Yeah!)

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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!