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by Hagbard
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 11692

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

The religious tafl game Alea Evangelii is still a mystery. We've tried everything and anything and nothing worked. On the occasion of Christmas time I'll make another attempt at giving this game some thoughts. Having seen how impossible this game is with conventional rules, perhaps we should travel ...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2016: My bid will be very similar to last year. What worked well. A month of signing in before the tournament. An Are-You-Sure step in the sign in. That everybody can join. We had again new names, who turned out to be strong players, o...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 4390

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

After this year's World Championship tournament ten players relaxed with a Berserk tournament, and Adam confirmed his position as the number one berserker! The scores are: Adam: 17 pt., Kratzer: 13 pt., Xerxes: 12 pt., Hagbard: 11 pt., Vonraider and Thanir: 10 pt., Fraech: 9 pt., Tuireann and Kaagee...
by Hagbard
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Championship Tournament 2016 Round 1: RBerenguel and Chalhub did not move at all, never showed up, and were removed from the tournament tables. Teondrae did one move in some games and zero moves in the rest, before timing out in all games, and was also removed from the tournament tables. TheBloodyJ...
by Hagbard
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

A very accurate, alternative calculation of Round 2 groups. Accurate method for distributing the players to Round 2 groups: One or more "ghostplayers" are added to smaller Round 1 groups, so that all groups will have the same number of players. The "ghostplayers" are given ratings so that all group...
by Hagbard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 5845

Re: Gaming activity

Having completed 3 of my 4 T cross games I see there are a severe lack of viable openings for white to exploit. Or at least none that I can see. Black seems to have an epic advantage blocking anything white tries to do to get out and create a gap. Yes the game balance was measured -1.60, 160 black ...
by Hagbard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

let's say that vonraider loses his remaining 2 games, and remains on 7 points. That's 7 points out of a possible 14, whereas Helfrich has 7 points out of a possible 12. 7/12 is more than 7/14, so it seems to me, in that case, that Helfrich should be favoured. However, if Vonraider wins one of his r...
by Hagbard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Your removal of two games wins does not seem 'cricket' to me. It is unfair that I or others in my first round grouping should be penalized because some non-serious entry didn't finish any of his games. That player should not have been 'wiped' from the tourney records either: historical records coun...
by Hagbard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Distribution of players to Championship Tournament 2016 Round 2 groups. Players in the small forum are discussing the 2016 Round 2 distribution. Here's a copy of the discussion: 2016-10-04 23:09:51 HELFRICH: Curious that I cannot find myself in any category of the final round, or am i misinterpreti...
by Hagbard
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 5845

Re: Gaming activity

Sigurd and Tuireann asked about the "Nielsen layout". http://aagenielsen.dk/board_tablutnielsen13_r.png http://aagenielsen.dk/board_tablutnielsen15_r.png The "Nielsen" setups are natural extensions of board setups from 11x11 into boards 13x13 and 15x15. They are only tested with a few test games, g...