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by Brench
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I just put together the full document for responses to h1-h3 and mailed it to you and there are many options available to white which preserve white's advantage. There are many others that do not. If white makes the wrong move here the outcome could be disastrous. Thanks! The file is here: http://a...
by Brench
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Can this be concluded so far: ? We know from statistics that it's harder for black to win. Best black opening move gives black a chance of 43%. Other openings are available but more challenging, chance 24%. Answering the "best black opening move", white has a choice of three answers, which don't sp...
by Brench
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Here's a sample of the first two moves assuming we have started with h1-h3 (or an equivalent move). I'm going to insert the figures and try and have the whole document posted. There are more countermoves in response to h1-h3 but these are the most interesting to me. Also I updated my code to only ge...
by Brench
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

First move analysis here....second move analysis is basically done but just trying to verify that some of the clusters I identify are correct. Discrepancies are 0 because you can't really have variations on a single move (since we are already accounting for moves that are essentially identical diffe...
by Brench
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Taken me longer to do the "first two moves" analysis than I had wanted. Some real world stuff has come up. Apologies, but will get back on it in a day or so.
by Brench
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

This is still somewhat preliminary. Do the diagrams show, which is the most winning start move? And the most winning answer to that? And the most winning answer to the answer etc.? You can definitely extract the best first move from what I've compiled...look at the document at http://aagenielsen.dk...
by Brench
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

And here's the largest cluster, about 47% of examined records fit into the cluster. So the diagram shows that d1-d3 is the most winning opening move of Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11? And the two most successfull answers are e5-e2 and f4-c4? And the most used and successful third move is f2-i2 (probabl...
by Brench
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

And here's the largest cluster, about 47% of examined records fit into the cluster. That makes sense, it's close to balanced, with white having about a 57% chance of winning when the board is close to this configuration. Still, it does offer a small advantage to white and may be worth pursuing from ...
by Brench
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Here's the "family" of openings corresponding to the cluster above. Note that many begin in different portions of the board bu are "similar" based on the symmetry of the board. h11-h9/f4-c4/h1-h3/e5-b5/ h11-h9/f4-c4/h1-h3/e5-e3/ a8-c8/h6-h3/k8-i8/g5-i5/ h11-h9/f4-c4/h1-h3/e5-e2/ a8-c8/h6-h3/k8-i8/g5...
by Brench
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2070

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I'll try and get the most common confgurations up, as well as a few interesting ones.