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by Hagbard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

If we run out of Round 1 group names, here are some Eastern European Old Norse locations:
Gàrtharíki = the Kievan Rus' state
Kønugarthr = Kiev
Hólmgarthr = Novgorod
Miklagarthr = Konstantinopel (close to Bulgaria)
Jomsborg in Poland
Aldeigjuborg = Staraya Ladoga
Eysysla = Øsel, Saaremaa
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Hagbard wrote:Berserk.
One round of Berserk.
The tournament could run every year around January 1st.
Winner is Tafl Berserker 2018 etc.
The Berserk tournament could also be right after the World Championship Tournament like last year.
After the tough World Championship, running berserk is good relaxation.
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Copied from the small forum: Great rule proposition. With these conditions I would join the tournament this year if I have time. I think it is a pity that we are reverting to two rounds of Copenhagen for the World Championship - which should perhaps be renamed the World Copenhagen Championship. If i...
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Or 3 rounds could be necessary to limit the number of games! Example with 27 players: Round 1 nine groups of each three players. Round 2 and 3 the same. In a triathlon a strong player will then have 36 games, those are 24 "easy games" and 12 tough games. (Number of groups = QRT(Number of players))....
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Copied from the small forum: I think it is a pity that we are reverting to two rounds of Copenhagen for the World Championship - which should perhaps be renamed the World Copenhagen Championship. If it is going to continue as a purely Copenhagen format, perhaps we could also have an annual triathlon...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 74
Views: 17231

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Time to prepare for the World Championship 2017! Here's my proposition for the tournament rules this year. Notice that Copenhagen rules are proposed for both Round 1 and Round 2. This is to avoid that potential finalists don't make it to the final just because of different rules for Round 1. Round 1...
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Home-made tafl games
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: Home-made tafl games

Thomas Jacquin, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, made a fine Hnefatafl game, described here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Hnefatafl-Board-Game/ and also made a Youtube video about the Copenhagen rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrvd7HQ5GM Also here, the board is decorated wit...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 10
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Puzzle 10

jrton80 wrote:i4 to i9 would make it so that any move by j10 would end the game from i10 to j10, proper swaming of black would prevent any other outcome
Exactly!
And a following g8-g10 would finally close down access to the king's area for any other whites.
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 9
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Puzzle 9

Draw fort: since it does not matter what black does white moves e10-f10, g9-g11, h10-g10, then g11-f11 Correct! Black can only delay white with f7-g7 and then g7-g10 (the king has at this point reached g11). But the black piece is then killed by g2-g9xg10, and the exit fort is finished in the next ...
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 12
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Puzzle 12

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Copenhagen Hnefatafl. Black wins in 3 moves. How?