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by Brench
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Youtube channel
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Youtube channel

(the video is a little quiet, as my wife was sleeping and I did not wish to wake her. I'll make sure to speak more loudly next time!)
by Brench
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Youtube channel
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Youtube channel

I'm starting up a youtube channel to document some of my encounters with Hnefatafl and its variants. I just have one simple intro video up right now, it's not really meant to be complete, just an initial video before a deeper dive into gameplay. I welcome recommendations for future videos. https://w...
by Brench
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Nath-project

Nath: I am very interested in any project that involves developing a strong AI player. If I were to participate, though, I'd probably want to try and do it using particular techniques, particular recurrent neural networks, and not using brute-force tree searches, as the former is my area of expertis...
by Brench
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2430

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I dont' know that I'm trying to measure anything. I am trying to identify themes amongst openings and the relative success or failure of those themes in practice. The approach is identical to that employed in books of chess openings, where lines and variations are catalogued by their win frequencies...
by Brench
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2430

Re: Compiling a list of openings

In a few weeks I'll set up a test tournament, asking players to start with the cluster 17 two moves. A test tournament of the Copenhagen Brench cluster 17 was done with 5 players, 20 games. Brench predicted 83% white wins, and the test came very close to that: 75% white wins! It's been a while and ...
by Brench
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2430

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: 35
Views: 2430

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: 35
Views: 2430

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: 35
Views: 2430

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: 35
Views: 2430

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.