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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Abalone Game Situation 5

A previously unreleased game situation.

COLD SWEAT 😅

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: ADVANCED 

White just played i6i7 to avoid an eject. The score is 3-5. Black to play. Is it possible for White to get off the hook and win the game? 🤔

Advice: play alternatively both side to find the best possible endgame (alone or with a friend) 😉

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How to become a problem-solving leader?

July 28, 2019


(Gerald M. Weinberg at the BizConf in August 21, 2009, by Carl-Johan Kihlbom)

“Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.”

Gerald Weinberg, American computer scientist (1933-2018)

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Access all monthly problems.

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A Belgian daisy middlegame: Aba-Pro level 10 (Black) vs. Human (White).

I can hardly imagine that Aba-Pro level 10 really played this last move oÔ

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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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The most despairing games

April 14, 2019


Book cover of Apostilles or the useful and the futile (1972), by Robert Mallet

“What is most despairing is not the impossible, but rather the failure to achieve the possible.”

(Apostille ou l’utile et le futile, Gallimard, 1972)

Robert Mallet, French writer (1915-2002)

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White is on the verge of victory…


…and yet loses!! What happened?!?

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