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by Casshern
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 89
Views: 66235

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Just to clarify, are we talking about changing the structure of the WTC, again? The 2019 structure was a good one, in my opinion. And it is essentially what we are talking about now. If I recall correctly. Last year there were 3 rounds. Round one were players with ratings below 1600. Players with ra...
by Casshern
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 6
Replies: 2
Views: 6591

Re: Puzzle 6

This puzzle also took me a while to figure out. Looks like the king can escape to a1 or a11. The 8 moves refers to the king’s escape to a11. Where black defending d11-d2 with a5-a2: d11-d2 a5-a2 d2-b2 b2-b9 b10-c10 b9-b10 c10-c11xb11 b10-b11 b11-a11 If black defends d11-d2 with c4-c2 and white moves...
by Casshern
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 57961

Re: World Tafl Federation

I also do not think we should have too many titles. We often look to chess as an example for our community, but I don’t think that example applies here. Because We are a very small community with roughly 20-50 players active at any given time on this site, sometimes less. I like how we have it now w...
by Casshern
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 2
Views: 3185

Berserk Hnefatafl

@Hagbard: I am hoping you can help me clarify 2 questions I have regarding the jumping rules in Berserk. Here are the rules: Jumping: Besides the ordinary way of moving, the king, the knight and the commanders may also make a short orthogonal jump over an ordinary enemy piece, landing on an empty sq...
by Casshern
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 89
Views: 66235

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Regarding new rules for World Championship 2018. I like the idea to have a Masters group. However, I would like to see at least 3 players come out of this group, not just 2. This group will be very difficult to advance from. I think it would be a shame to lose 3 or 4 top players before the actual fi...
by Casshern
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 99593

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I think this is a good rule change. Since, the purpose of rule 10 is to settle a draw for a game that would otherwise last forever. This rule can be manipulated by white to end a game in a draw, in which the game would otherwise end as a white lose. White already has exit fort and shieldwall rules t...
by Casshern
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 40
Views: 32580

Re: Gaming activity

Hagbard wrote: So the outcome (tie or winner) of a two games match of Copenhagen with two equally strong players is like flipping a coin. If a winner must be found, as fx. in the world championship tournament, a series of matches until one wins will most likely not be long: The probability of one t...
by Casshern
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 5
Replies: 4
Views: 8274

Re: Puzzle 5

The quickest way for white to win is 3 moves: d4-b4, a4-a5, b4-a4. Black would probably resign after the second move. If possible, I try to get the king into that position, one step from the edge with one defender on the edge and another protecting one side. I got into a similar position against epm...