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by Hagbard
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 21061

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Change to the door of Valhal selection: Masters' qualification round. Certain masters have only one qualification round before the final. Their group is "Dyrr Valhöls" (Old Norse for door of Valhal). Players starting in Dyrr Valhöls are (if they register to join): All players who were in the Valhöll...
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 21061

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Thank you for the input! I like the idea to have a Masters group. However, I would like to see at least 3 players come out of this group, not just 2. This group will be very difficult to advance from. I think it would be a shame to lose 3 or 4 top players before the actual final round. ... We could ...
by Hagbard
Tue May 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Advices?

Crust has some great advice http://www.tim-millar.co.uk/section509308.html Does anyone know if this information is now available at a different location on the internet? If not, does anyone have the content and could post it here? The tim-millar.co.uk website listed in the quote above no longer exi...
by Hagbard
Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 8
Views: 2951

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: 2951

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: 2951

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: 81
Views: 21061

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: 81
Views: 21061

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: 81
Views: 21061

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: 81
Views: 21061

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...