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: January 2020

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an idea of Vincent Frochot, Abalone world champion.

MOUSTACHE

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: MEDIUM / SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

Black to play and win. Can you see how? 🦊

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Evaluation

January 19, 2020


Friedrich Nietzsche

“[…] in unserm überlegenden Bewußtsein treten vor einer Tat der Reihe nach die Folgen verschiedener Taten hervor, welche alle wir meinen tun zu können, und wir vergleichen diese Folgen. Wir meinen, zu einer Tat entschieden zu sein, wenn wir festgestellt haben, daß ihre Folgen die überwiegend günstigeren sein werden; ehe es zu diesem Abschluß unserer Erwägung kommt, quälen wir uns oft redlich, wegen der großen Schwierigkeit, die Folgen zu erraten, sie in ihrer ganzen Stärke zu sehen und zwar alle, ohne Fehler der Auslassung zu machen: wobei die Rechnung überdies noch mit dem Zufalle dividiert werden muß.”

(Morgenröte, Zweites Buch, 129. Der angebliche Kampf der Motive, 1881)

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[…] in our meditative consciousness, the consequences of different actions which we think we are able to carry out present themselves successively, one after the other, and we compare these consequences in our mind. We think we have come to a decision concerning an action after we have established to our own satisfaction that the consequences of this action will be favourable. Before we arrive at this conclusion, however, we often seriously worry because of the great difficulties we experience in guessing what the consequences are likely to be, and in seeing them in their full importance, without exception — and, after all this, we must reckon up any fortuitous elements that are likely to arise.

(The Dawn of Day, Book II, 129. The alleged combat of motives, 1881)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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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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Problem of the month: December 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

LET’S MOVE UP THE LEVEL… 😊

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: FITTED FOR STRONG PLAYERS 💪 😜

Some experienced players asked for a more challenging problem than the previous one. So here’s something to test your mind skills 🤓

Black to move and win. Are you ready to rack your brain? 🤯 😄

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