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by crust
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Named move patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1823

Re: Named move patterns

THE GUILLOTINE Please note: an “x” after a move denotes that a warrior has been captured by that move. Black’s problem is that White has a “guillotine” position – Black can't stop the white warrior on k3 moving to k2 and capturing his man on j2, and he also can't stop the same warrior from moving b...
by crust
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 3
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

THE GUILLOTINE Please note: an “x” after a move denotes that a warrior has been captured by that move. Black’s problem is that White has a “guillotine” position – Black can't stop the white warrior on k3 moving to k2 and capturing his man on j2, and he also can't stop the same warrior from moving b...
by crust
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 3
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

Greetings tafl boffins, OK, so I just realised there are a couple of other solutions, too. Damn, must be getting old. Devising hnefatafl puzzles is harder than I thought! Well, let's see what you come up with, anyway. After a re-think, I make it five solutions in all. I wonder if anyone will get the...
by crust
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 3
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Hnefatafl puzzle

Since Hagbard and Adam were able to crack the last one, try this one for size.... Black to move. Only one move will save black from disaster - which move is it? Use fetlar rules (king must be surrounded on 4 sides and cannot be captured on board edge) I hope you find this puzzle REALLY difficult...!...
by crust
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 1
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Quiz question

Very good answer Hagbard! Perfect in every way. I'll have to think of a more difficult conundrum...
by crust
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8300

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Actually, I'm seriously quite liking "World Tafl Forum" - it's less of a mouthful than "international hnefatafl association" - and I'm imagining a heraldic crest, with a shield bearing 13 white dots arranged in a diamond shape, with axes round it, emblazoned with the letters W.T.F. Could be nice!
by crust
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 1
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Quiz question

One of these positions is an impregnable draw fort for white, the other is vulnerable to attack and can be demolished. Which is which, and (for extra kudos) why?

I hope this one is not too easy for you...
Crust
by crust
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 2
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Quiz question

One of these positions is an impregnable draw fort for white, the other is vulnerable to attack and can be demolished. Which is which, and (for extra kudos) why?

I hope this one is not too easy for you...
Crust
by crust
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8300

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Re: loyal order of moose - has this got anything to do with Rocky and Bullwinkle? Re: loyal order of hnefatafl - Let's adopt " International Hnefatafl Association " for now. Although if we were called " World Tafl Forum " our initials would be WTF? I will try and get some proposals together which we...
by crust
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4317

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

What about white wins: 1-0 black wins: 0-1 draw: 0-0 With a 0-0 point system, the only way to better your score position is to win. The reward for going for a draw when everything else fails, is that you prevent your opponent from earning one point as well. Bloody hell. Now, that's what I call thin...