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by Hagbard
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 53
Views: 36600

Re: Saami Tablut

A big thank you to you 16 players for an exciting Tablut tournament!! I felt for some words in praise of this game: An exciting tournament of Saami Tablut 9x9 to find the Tablut Master of this year, has just completed (tourn. 147), a large tournament with 16 players and 240 games. The game Saami Tab...
by Hagbard
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 15887

Re: Brandubh 7x7

by Hagbard
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 37
Views: 27887

Re: General rules

About small boards. A large board functions as a continuum, the step from a square to its neighbouring square is very small compared to the distance from edge to edge. Whereas on a small board like the 7x7, a step from a square to its neighbouring square is a very big step. And so it may happen tha...
by Hagbard
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 15887

Re: Brandubh 7x7

branan wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Hagbard, did you compute king2nextthrone balance now tournament 146 ended?
Yes, just did: +1.11
So king2nextthrone stood its ground after a test tournament and 140 test games.
by Hagbard
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 15887

Re: Brandubh 7x7

We've done several games Hnefihunter and myself with [king2nextthrone + noreturn] and it shows it's too much in favour of attackers. We don't know king2nextthrone's current balance but it looks pretty good to us. Measured Brandubh game balances at the moment: Ordinary rules: +1.49 King cannot retur...
by Hagbard
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Add the possibility to download the games?
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Add the possibility to download the games?

The List page is a download of a game, showing all moves:
by Hagbard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

1) If ignoring the white piece on c11 which would capture c6 so that the king escapes and wins, if c11 were not there, then white is entrapped and repeats c5-d5, blocked by black, and white loses. 3) Complex. The king attempts to enter the fort and is blocked. Black attempts to destroy the fort and ...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

First situation: You succeeded in finding a case where the repetition is noone's fault, both sides are only doing forced moves, noone is driving this repetition. I think I was too quick with this one. It does not matter, what's on the other side, when a piece attempts to bypass its opponent's block...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

The point is that you can always adapt the showcase example in order to set a non straightforward forced win for white, that white can claim not to see such that black is forced to break the repetition. Same thing for black by the way: he could argue that white is far from having lost even if the k...
by Hagbard
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

Ytreza wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Black to play. Black has a choice! He can block with the f10 pawn instead of the c7 pawn.
White wins this in a few moves.