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by sqAree
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

That can't be the solution, as it would just mean to keep playing the game (given there is no such thing as a local battle in Hnefatafl contrary to Go). So again we would need a 100-move rule or something similar. But if the edge fort is defined as an instant winning condition earlier (which can be ...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

That's indeed an elegant formulation of white's winning conditions! Nice. What we could do with the repetitions is maybe something like that: "After repeating three times, white has to play a different move. If he doesn't, the board is frozen. Black will then win if it's theoretically possible for h...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

Glad you like my way of thinking! :D It's a property I first encountered in a symmetric game though. I think it's a little hypocritical to let someone lose because it's theoretically possible to lose, ignoring that he could avoid losing by just playing normal moves. Although in the position with a l...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

1) When I started out I always felt very unsafe playing black because it's indeed never possible to close every corner. But at some point I realized that a corner is already relatively safe with just one additional piece of black on a 3rd or 2nd row. In my experience it's very easy to defend any cor...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

A few remarks: 1.) As far as I recall the consensus among the top players is that actually black has the advantage. I'm not surprised the data tells otherwise as it's definitely easier to pull off a win with white (one mistake as black is an instant loss). Anyway, you can ignore 99% of the games pla...
by sqAree
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 37406

Re: World Tafl Federation

I would be very interested to join a real life tournament if the date fits and if it's Copenhagen Tafl!
by sqAree
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 37406

Re: World Tafl Federation

Another suggestion regarding this topic is that a lot of different titles are just confusing. There are very few tafl players so I would - if at all - only introduce one type of Master and make it fairly difficult to reach that.
by sqAree
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 37406

Re: World Tafl Federation

I might be a bit biased because I only play Copenhagen Tafl, but it would make sense to not let different variants of tafl interfere with each other. Same as for chess, where (as far as I know) your blitz performance doesn't have an impact on your classic chess rating and can't help you getting a GM...
by sqAree
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 83
Views: 43882

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I see the reasons for which you decide to drop Copenhagen Tafl in the first round but it would still prevent me from joining the tournament. Copenhagen Tafl for the win!
by sqAree
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Planning WTF Convention 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 7260

Re: Planning WTF Convention 2016

Also, will the date be set soon?

Would help us to plan our year. :)