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by Hagbard
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: About the draw concept

and now a new baby girl (third child) to look after have rather confounded me! Congratulations on the new little viking, Adam! http://aagenielsen.dk/centerfort2_r.png As mentioned before, it's easy for white to go for this position from the start in order to force a draw, so this can be abused. Suc...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

It makes the game more "unstable" (not the same as "unbalanced") - in other words, more likely to tip over into outright victory for one player or the other, without actually favouring one player. It's a characteristic of this battle board game already with the Fetlar rules that the fortune of war ...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: About the draw concept

In my opinion there are now following good and practicable rules. 1. Black has to surround the king or all his peaces (That's a black win) 2. White has to reach the neutral cities (that's a white win) 3. Every thing else is a draw after 3 time repetition of a field situation The MaC summary is clea...
by Hagbard
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7910

Re: About the draw concept

MaC wrote: Hello all, I just tried to follow this thread. And it seems to be still a try ;-) In my opinion there are now following good and practicable rules. 1. Black has to surround the king or all his peaces (That's a black win) 2. White has to reach the neutral cities (that's a white win) 3. Ev...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: About the draw concept

Also, I think you are to "infected" by the modern chess rules, look at the rules for Xiangqi and Shogi (Chinese and Japanese chess). They both have rules for breaking perpetual threat situations quite similar to the proposed rules above. If we do find a rule though that is able to be clean and best...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

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Edge draw fort based on one edge square only!
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Following the fun science references, Crust and I have been referring to the rules now being tested on Aage's site as the 'weak' copenhagen interpretation, and a version forbidding perpetual check as the 'strong' copenhagen interpretation. Otherwise the rules are the same. Strong and weak copenhage...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

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It was easy for white to lure the computer into this perpetual check. It's hard to tell, but if it's also possible against a human opponent to from the start quickly go for perpetual moves, and easier than to win, it can be abused.
by Hagbard
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

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Here white attacks on a full line, and black must use not one but several pieces to block.
by Hagbard
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36646

Re: About the draw concept

Evans wrote: Thanks Hagbard for bringing that up, because that is something that has been worrying me about the Copenhagen rules for a while. White can still go into the match looking for a 'drawing draw fort', so he could still easily build a centre fort as long as he puts two pieces at the edge o...