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by Hagbard
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 6448

Re: Compiling a list of openings

I just put together the full document for responses to h1-h3 and mailed it to you and there are many options available to white which preserve white's advantage. There are many others that do not. If white makes the wrong move here the outcome could be disastrous. Thanks! The file is here: http://a...
by Hagbard
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 6448

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Here's a sample of the first two moves assuming we have started with h1-h3 (or an equivalent move). Can this be concluded so far: ? We know from statistics that it's harder for black to win. Best black opening move gives black a chance of 43%. Other openings are available but more challenging, chan...
by Hagbard
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 7
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Puzzle 7

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. White wins in 7 moves. How?
by Hagbard
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 6
Replies: 0
Views: 707

Puzzle 6

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. White wins in 8 moves. How?
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 6448

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Brench wrote:It looks like Cluster 6 (h1-h3) gives the best results for black.
The h1-h3 opening - many players' favourite.
by Hagbard
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 6448

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Brench wrote:Taken me longer to do the "first two moves" analysis than I had wanted. Some real world stuff has come up. Apologies, but will get back on it in a day or so.
No apologies! It's free and voluntary work all we do -
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8301

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

Strong players' influence on the calculation of Game Balance.
The game balance is calculated in such a way that strong players weight double as much in the result as non-strong players.
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Neural networks artificial intelligence
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Neural networks artificial intelligence

Bryan Dannowitz wrote: creating an AI that can play Hnefatafl from either side. ... by feeding it the boards and moves of previous games played by humans. The model implemented is a deep learning ... one which will attempt to learn from a corpus of game data. Hello Bryan Dannowitz, that's an intere...
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Neural networks artificial intelligence
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Neural networks artificial intelligence

25.2.2017 I received this email: Hello Sir, I'm a data scientist that was looking to work on a new side project with some collaborators: creating an AI that can play Hnefatafl from either side. This wouldn't be by conventional heuristic means, but by feeding it the boards and moves of previous game...
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Neural networks artificial intelligence
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Neural networks artificial intelligence

In internet archives is a ten year old research paper of a neural networks artificial intelligence project in Australia: "Evolving Players for an Ancient Game: Hnefatafl", Philip Hingston, Edith Cowan University, Australia, 2007 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ba25/8085a8ff64e296bbd176cec42bf710784...