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by Hagbard
Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Named move patterns

mccluskeyp wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 pm
I gave it some thought and the best I could come up with is Mini-Fort. Maybe Refuge.
The L-fort?
by Hagbard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Named move patterns

http://aagenielsen.dk/twintowers.png This board position I'd like to name The Twin Towers! The situation emerged in a Historical Hnefatafl 13x13 game against Casshern. Black's Twin Towers are safe and cannot be touched by white. In the twin towers black can lie in wait until the six free whites are...
by Hagbard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Named move patterns

Is there an established name for the White position involving the L-shaped group of King and defenders on c4 and d5? This position can take any L-shape where the King is the angle of the L. It is a temporary bastion for the King, very strong in this small board size and associated small number of p...
by Hagbard
Mon May 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19644

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Right now an American Championship Tournament 2018 is running (North & South America). What about a European Championship Tournament 2018 beginning Sep. 15th? For players not in North or South America and not already grandmasters. Winner is International Master. If the World Championship is run as p...
by Hagbard
Thu May 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19644

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Here's my proposition for the World Championship tournament rules this year, starting Sep. 15th. Notice that a short route to the final is proposed for the masters. It's proposed that only group winners proceed to the next round. But all of us who don't expect to make it all the way, should join an...
by Hagbard
Tue May 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19644

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

The next World Championship tourn. in September could have 3 rounds: Round 1: Players distributed in groups of 3 or 4. The groups are named after Midgård viking locations, Vinland, Fornebei etc. The group winners proceed to round 2. Round 2: Players again distributed in groups of 3 or 4. The groups ...
by Hagbard
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19644

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Grand Masters who were in the Valhöll one of the latest two years, have Round 1 in a Valhöll Door group if they register. Likewise International Masters and Quadrathlon Master if they were in the Valhöll final last year. ... If there are not registered 5 players for the Door group, it is supplement...
by Hagbard
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19644

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Inspired by the Edmond-dantes discussion about a new tournament format (knock out) with fewer games, I'd propose a change to the next World Championship tournament: Grand Masters who were in the Valhöll one of the latest two years, have Round 1 in a Valhöll Door group if they register. Likewise Inte...
by Hagbard
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: tournament

edmond_dantes wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 am
I have not received a reply. Can you create such a turnaround?
Do you have more details about how it would work technically?
by Hagbard
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 14
Views: 5696

Re: Brandubh 7x7

In Brandubh the king is not captured by surrounding as is the case in Old Hnefatafl, and so the second Attacker's move B4-B2 has no effect. In Brandubh the king is captured from 2 sides, and so the capturing attacker must move to C1 and capture the king against the corner. Many years ago Adam, Tim ...