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by Hagbard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 70
Views: 16020

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: 70
Views: 16020

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: 70
Views: 16020

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: 70
Views: 16020

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: 70
Views: 16020

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: 25991

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: 3461

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: 70
Views: 16020

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 ...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 70
Views: 16020

Re: World Tafl Federation

Some considerations on the Hnefatafl Grandmaster title. At present there is but one route to the Hnefatafl Grandmaster title: to win one of the annual World Championship tournaments. Gradually it will therefore become more and more difficult for new players to win the title, as every year an existi...
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

Can we state this in the rules. Currently it says, “unless they trap an enemy piece between themselves and one of their own men“. Maybe we can just add, “or a restricted square” to the end of that sentence. It's added to the rules text now. Thank you. ... the ending to the game between jrton80/Bogd...