Michel G-j’s Abalone channel

To date Michel G-j’s Abalone YouTube channel includes no less than 153 videos about the game Abalone. Let’s give it up for this great Abalone fan who made such a huge compilation work!

Vincent Frochot wins the 2019 Abalone World Championship

The Abalone World Championship 2019 – one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad – took place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Wednesday, August 21st pm.

Here is the ranking 2019:

The complete 2019 MSO Medal Table is available HERE.

Congratulations to Vincent FROCHOT who wins the title for the eighth time, following seven earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Twelve years after his first participation, he is still at the top!!

Congratulations also to all the deserving medalists!

Thank you to all the organizers of the MSO and to all the competitors who make this event more and more interesting from year to year!

Here is the Abalone World Championship 2019 live stream. The event is (talentedly!) presented by Steve Raine and Ryan Young. Enjoy!

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Problem of the month: February 2019

A previously unreleased endgame problem.



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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Oh Daisy, please!!!

If you like Abalone, you may like Belgian daisy:

The Belgian daisy variation with Peas vs. Stainless steel marbles. Peas begins ^^

But do you like brussels? q:

Moral: play as you like! And you may like some Abalone variations and not some others. It is your absolute right as a player (^_-)—☆


See also: Get out your fork!

Failures teaches success.

January 6, 2019

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.”

(2009 National Address to America’s Students)

Barack Obama (1961-)


All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.