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by Hagbard
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 25
Views: 15299

Re: Brandubh 7x7

branan wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Hagbard, did you compute king2nextthrone balance now tournament 146 ended?
Yes, just did: +1.11
So king2nextthrone stood its ground after a test tournament and 140 test games.
by Hagbard
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 25
Views: 15299

Re: Brandubh 7x7

We've done several games Hnefihunter and myself with [king2nextthrone + noreturn] and it shows it's too much in favour of attackers. We don't know king2nextthrone's current balance but it looks pretty good to us. Measured Brandubh game balances at the moment: Ordinary rules: +1.49 King cannot retur...
by Hagbard
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Add the possibility to download the games?
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Add the possibility to download the games?

The List page is a download of a game, showing all moves:
by Hagbard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

1) If ignoring the white piece on c11 which would capture c6 so that the king escapes and wins, if c11 were not there, then white is entrapped and repeats c5-d5, blocked by black, and white loses. 3) Complex. The king attempts to enter the fort and is blocked. Black attempts to destroy the fort and ...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

First situation: You succeeded in finding a case where the repetition is noone's fault, both sides are only doing forced moves, noone is driving this repetition. I think I was too quick with this one. It does not matter, what's on the other side, when a piece attempts to bypass its opponent's block...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

The point is that you can always adapt the showcase example in order to set a non straightforward forced win for white, that white can claim not to see such that black is forced to break the repetition. Same thing for black by the way: he could argue that white is far from having lost even if the k...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

Ytreza wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Black to play. Black has a choice! He can block with the f10 pawn instead of the c7 pawn.
White wins this in a few moves.
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

Ytreza wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Now consider the two following variations of the first situation:

White to play. White has a choice! He can capture the b5 pawn
White is surrounded and has lost in a few moves.
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

Third situation: This is a classic. The eternal check. The first pattern of repetition which we met in the old days of Fetlar, it cropped up all the time. White is driving this one, and if white keeps doing this repetition, then white loses by repetition. Of course in this case, if white stops the ...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3411

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

Second situation: And what about black's choice? After all, all this requires some non straighforward reading. What if black d10-b10? after white b4-b11? Exactly. Black could let white capture the piece and then seal up the whole corner. The battle is in full swing, and this game has not reached a ...