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by nath
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10179

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

With that suggestion you take the advantage of the 20 day-limit for the final away again. If I loose first round (10-day limit) through a time out that might disqualify me to reach the top. My idea was to get the best players to the top. "I lost through timeout against a strong player in the first r...
by nath
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4976

Re: Rating of tafl games

The main problem here is that you get a medium rating (no matter where you start) by participating in test tournaments and anyways your rating is totally flipped by just loosing a two games in a row against a player that have some difference to you (for example I lost 31 points against you in just o...
by nath
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8197

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Salk Hnefatafl even on a 9x9 board seems to be in favor for black. The king is just to hostile. Sea battle tafl seems to be better balanced, but much easier to play for while. Sea battle tafl leads to very fast, very tactical game. I'm still very bad at that variant.
by nath
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4976

Re: Rating of tafl games

I would also suggest to give only a k-factor of 16 (the half) if the player played a basic amount of games (20 or 30).
Between Grandmasters in chess a k-factor about 10 is used.

We have to fast changes if just one or two games are lost.
by nath
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10179

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Hi, I want to talk here about rules. Actually not the rules of the game, but the rules of the championship. If the game popularity increase (and I hope so) we can't continue to have Hnefatafl Internet Champions like this. Last time we had 13 participants => 24 games per player. Some games ended via ...
by nath
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4976

Re: Rating of tafl games

I think an important part is to measure different variants differently. Different variants have different draw chances etc. I don't think that variants like Salk Hnefatafl should be rated. maybe we should just make different ratings for each variants and display them in a different menu, but just di...
by nath
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: FAQ
Topic: Accepting a draw ?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Accepting a draw ?

The "offer draw" button accept the draw I suppose.
by nath
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8197

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

I know a very simple rule for this: "If any sequence of moves is repeated three times in the same board position, the player who made the second move of the sequence must find another move." That's really simple and a good rule to play Copenhagen Hnefatafl. I really wonder Copenhagen Hnefatafl shoul...
by nath
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21146

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Hi, I'm quite new to this game. I know this since one and a half month. But on the other hand, I'm a little bit experienced with game balancing and not the weakest player. I only want to leave some comments about 11x11 tafl variants - I'm less experienced at 9x9 boards. "old" Hnefatafl: This game se...