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by Brench
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2336

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: 35
Views: 2336

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: 35
Views: 2336

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I'll try and get the most common confgurations up, as well as a few interesting ones.
by Brench
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2336

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Update: So I clustered the all the Copenhagen Hnefatafl games and identified a large number of clusters with very similar board positions at the end of the first four moves. This required that I turn each move sequence into a representation of board positions and correct for boards that are rotated ...
by Brench
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2336

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I was interested in maybe using some moderately advanced statistical techniques to cluster similar openings from the game archives and assign win probabilities to each opening. I extracted the first four moves from all games between strong players for the most used variants: http://aagenielsen.dk/t...
by Brench
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2336

Compiling a list of openings

Hi all! I'm new here and very curious about the theory underlying different kinds of Hnefatafl. In my real life, I'm a data scientist and I was interested in maybe using some moderately advanced statistical techniques to cluster similar openings from the game archives and assign win probabilities to...
by Brench
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Member introductions
Replies: 13
Views: 4052

Re: Member introductions

New here. Hello all.

Drawn into the game via Tablut, learning to really enjoy Copenhagen Hnefatafl now.

Obviously I'm still quite bad at the game but looking for resources to improve my play.