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by Adam
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 12509

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

WTF. Genius. Laughed Out Loud. While were at it, can we decide how to spell hnefatafl/hnefetafl? For what its worth, the most convincing argument I've heard for the nordic origin of the name is neve (fist) tavle (board) - interestingly table is 'bord' in modern norwegian while board is 'tavle' - go ...
by Adam
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7880

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

Initial ordering white diamond, blacks in line. The initial ordering used in the Fetlar game shows a natural picture of white team gathered in a castle around their king, and black team surrounding the castle in safe distance. The picture is silence before the storm. Some very convincing reasoning ...
by Adam
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Named move patterns

I don't know if this is the right place to discuss that, but I really would like to know which are the established opening names and their exact coordinates – whatever starting position – so far (the Millar Gambit does already "exist", doesn't it?). So far the names are unofficial, the establishmen...
by Adam
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7880

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

There is still no winning "formula", even extraordinaryly competent players like Tim or Pedro lose sometimes with their "strong" color against average players with good ideas. This hits the nail on the head for this rule set quest. In short, there shouldn't be a winning formula. If there is, then a...
by Adam
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36484

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

Hi Roderich, thanks for getting the ball rolling : ) You are quite right about the draw positions. I am considering opening up a topic about the pros and cons of them. On balance I feel they enrich the game enormously, but as you say there is the potential in a tournament for white to refuse to ente...
by Adam
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 12509

Re: World Tafl Federation

I rather like the idea of aping the FA, being that our situation is rather like that of football in the 1800s. What about The NA, The Nefatavl Association (to use the danish spelling for hnefatafl), or IHA, the international hnefatafl association? Association has a more official quality than society...