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by Hagbard
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 6
Replies: 0
Views: 325

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: 2391

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: 2391

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: 4953

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: 2
Views: 286

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: 2
Views: 286

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: 2
Views: 286

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...
by Hagbard
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Named move patterns

Proposals for naming of some often used board patterns. Some tactics, tricks. X corner square k king w white piece b black piece - empty square ! if an enemy piece lands on this square, it's taken Snap trap, straight. (klapfælde, lige) Makes a place unsafe for the enemy. b ! ! b Snap trap, angled. ...
by Hagbard
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11, rule of surrounding. The Skalk rules state: The attackers win by taking the king. This is achieved in the usual way by sandwiching between opposing pieces or against a corner-square, but if His Majesty is standing upon his centre-square it is necessary to sandwich him in on a...
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2391

Re: Compiling a list of openings

Brench wrote:This is still somewhat preliminary.
Do the diagrams show, which is the most winning start move? And the most winning answer to that? And the most winning answer to the answer etc.?