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by Adam
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Board edge king capture would be a good way of handicapping the king if we find it is needed. Though I hasten to add that if that includes corner capture with two men and a corner refuge, then I'd consider this a rather severe handicapping. Removed perpetual check is already giving the king a much h...
by Adam
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hi Evans and everyone, have had some thinking time about this now. in a balanced game, no player should have any leverage over the other than the goal, and Whit getting an extra goal is unfair. I would suggest that leverage can come from other places, for example threatening the queen in chess can g...
by Adam
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: About the draw concept

InterEsting post from Evans. I need to give it some more thought before a proper response, but one thing important to consider that you've not mentioned is compensating white for the loss of leverage when one removes perpetual check.
by Adam
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: About the draw concept

The repetition draw is no problem because it is hard to get and it is possible to avoid. Maybe it would be instructive with some crust-Adam test games on this, where white in the test (or black) must force a perpetual moves situation to win? Just like the earlier test of the Monstrous forts. Instru...
by Adam
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: About the draw concept

Thanks to Mac for highlighting that this thread is getting complex and tricky to follow. And thanks to crust for an excellent summary. This thread is a work in progress discussion that has been developing for some time, so new comers and latecomers will have some homework to do to get up to speed! T...
by Adam
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hagbard wrote:Image
Edge draw fort based on one edge square only!
Very nice! Though the king is not mobile, so its a draw draw fort. (if the king moves the fort can be destroyed I think)
by Adam
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

http://aagenielsen.dk/edgefort11_r.png In the end game, this situation could happen: both white and black lost 12 men, and left is the lone king and just enough blacks to block the corners. If the game ends as shown in the diagram, shouldn't this be a white win? The king did escape to the edge, can...
by Adam
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hello forum. Mind taxing time again. Following the fun science references, Crust and I have been referring to the rules now being tested on Aage's site as the 'weak' copenhagen interpretation, and a version forbidding perpetual check as the 'strong' copenhagen interpretation. Otherwise the rules are...
by Adam
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 4
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

Very entertaining, though having made such a fun puzzle, might I ask that the solution not be so quickly revealed next time if someone posts an incomplete or wrong answer? Its fun to try again or see if others can solve it too? Perhaps you could post the puzzle with a deadline at which point the sol...
by Adam
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20838

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Lots of good stuff in these new posts! Great that everyone is getting involved to hammer this out. Will respond when I have proper time! Evans, I myself went down the white leverage argument road when this thread started, and have come round to seeing that the draws in tafl games while rare, are rat...