Problem of the month: May 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem. I dedicate it to my friend Vincent Frochot (:

SIDE EFFECTS

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: QUITE BEGINNER-FRIENDLY

5-5. You play White. Black just dodged your attack by playing a side move (e8f9d8). Now it’s your turn. In any case, you win in 3 moves (:

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Problem of the month: April 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

USING ONLY YOUR FINGERTIP

TURN: BLACK/WHITE
LEVEL: EASY (It should be…)

5-5. Your turn. Whatever your color, you win in two moves by touching only one of your marbles.

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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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Problem of the month: February 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

LIKE AN EJECT MACHINE

TURN: BOTH
LEVEL: EASIER WITH WHITE (^_-)—☆

The way I like it
Is the way it is:
The one who moves first
Is the one who wins
Like an, like an eject machine, man!
Movin’, doin’ it, you know
Can I count it off?

James B. White, Get Up (I Feel Like Being An) Eject Machine q:


James Brown in 1950.

You wanna hear it like it did on the top fellas? (Yeah!)

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Outrageous connections

November 25, 2018


Nagle Jackson at The National Arts Club, New York City, November 19, 2012

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.”

Nagle Jackson, American actor, director, and playwright (1936-)

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White probably thinks that Black is “outrageously connected” q:

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