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by Hagbard
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

I think of these titles as trophies or medals that can be passed out to different players. The question I have is, should these titles only be given to the most recent winner (meaning they get passed/transferred) or each winner forever keeps their title(s) (meaning there could be multiples of each ...
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

unhandyandy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Why the rush to award GM titles? Why not start with the Master title?
I probably misunderstood you at first. By a roundabout route it landed where it began with tough limits, only not calling it GM.
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

Another suggestion regarding this topic is that a lot of different titles are just confusing. There are very few tafl players so I would - if at all - only introduce one type of Master and make it fairly difficult to reach that. That would be something like this: All the grandmasters are rated from...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

It is easier to search the other way round: find the candidates by rating and number of games and then check if they also qualified in three tournaments. Good performance in big, ordinary tournaments in normal variants with at least 8 players, of which at least 2 strong, could be counted as qualifyi...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

The fourth level could be used also: Candidate Master. - using rating 1500 as a limit - correspondingly 300 games as a limit - and correspondingly any point wins in tournaments with more rounds and 50% points win in tournaments with one round. The calculation would be: Route to Candidate Master (CM)...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

Why the rush to award GM titles? Why not start with the Master title? Good idea. The idea of titles in the first place was introduced by the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel (Peter Kelly) already in the first World Championship tournament on the island Fetlar 2008, where the winner was promised to be Hnefata...
by Hagbard
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

Elaborating on the grandmaster route 2. Comparing with chess, the chess grandmaster title can be awarded based on rating and results (percentage of points won) in international tournaments, each time with at least two grandmasters participating and qualifying three times within a rolling period of ...
by Hagbard
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 83
Views: 28733

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2018: The tournament setup this year was much different from earlier years, and in my opinion the best setup which has been tried on this site. What worked well. - Three rounds. - Aiming for six players per subgroup (hat tip: Casshern)...
by Hagbard
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 10
Views: 3960

Re: Advices?

Loki wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:19 pm
I played with a friend 11x11 king unarmed. King shell get in the corner.
You should try the Sea Battle 11x11, which is the variant you already know. Except that the king wins on the edge instead of corner.
by Hagbard
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 18682

Re: World Tafl Federation

Cleaning up the Grandmaster list? Everything has a start. If you are the only player in the world to play a certain game, logically you are the best player in the world and the World Champion. Later with hundreds of players it's not so easy. The very first World Championship tournament 2008 on the ...