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-)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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 (^_-)—☆


See also: Get out your fork!

Get out your fork!

A fork is a tactic move whereby several opponent pieces are directly and simultaneously attacked.


A previously unreleased Abalone exercise.


You play stainless steel (grey) versus vegetable (green).
Your turn to move. Enjoy your meal! q:

A good fork! This is what you need to catch three of these runaway little green balls ^^
If you play the best possible move, how many tines will your fork have?


Happy new year 2019!

I wish you all to have exciting and successful projects!

For the players always looking for better results, take courage: the way that leads to victory will be full of pitfalls!

But remember, enjoy yourselves! Because when it comes to games, having fun is more important than winning (^_-)—☆

Good games to all! (:



No challenge, no fun.

October 21, 2018

Jan Hein Donner playing in Beverwijk, Netherlands, January 12, 1960

“I love all positions.
Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it.
Give me a bad position, I will defend it.
Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws,
I love them and I will do my very best.
But totally won positions, I cannot stand them.”

(Hein Donner in the Clubblad Doodzonde Denken, 1950)

Johannes Hendrikus ‘Jan Hein’ Donner, Dutch chess grandmaster (1927-1988)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.


An Abalone “complicated position”