Abalone Game Situation 6

A situation from an online game played on MiGs in 2017.

A PSYCHOPATHIC OPENING 😅

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: FROM BEGINNERS TO EXPERTS


Situation after the move 7y. Black to play 8x.

They started with a Belgian daisy. The game may be short. Black to play. Choose your side an play the position against a friend or an AI. Good game and… good choices! 😉

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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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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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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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Material advantage vs. Positional advantage


Black has a material advantage, but White has a huge positional advantage.

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To the experienced abalone player, winning this game with White may be as easy as 1-2-3. But a beginner might have trouble…

And you? What are you able to do with this? Just test it with your friends (:

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All players are artists.

September 2, 2018


Marcel Duchamp moulé vif, 1967
(bronze with brown patina, onyx and black Belgian marble – further details here)

“Having been close to both artists and chess [or Abalone] players, I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess [or Abalone] players, all chess [or Abalone] players are artists.”

Marcel Duchamp, French/American artist and chess player (1887-1968)

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TWO ARTISTS PERFORMING:

Abalone World Championship 2018 – Round 4, move 21, Black to move


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