Problem of the month: November 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

HAMSTRING CUTTER

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: AS YOU CAN IMAGINE… 😜

Black to move. How many moves does it takes to win? 🤓

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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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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)

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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)

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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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