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by sqAree
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 88
Views: 56956

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Casshern wrote in the small forum: 06-25/02:05 casshern: I have an idea for another tournament. Can we have a “Masters Tournament”, to start at the same time as the Nationals? I propose any player that either has a rating of 1600+ or has made it to any final of the WTC since 2014, which I believe i...
by sqAree
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

That can't be the solution, as it would just mean to keep playing the game (given there is no such thing as a local battle in Hnefatafl contrary to Go). So again we would need a 100-move rule or something similar. But if the edge fort is defined as an instant winning condition earlier (which can be ...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

That's indeed an elegant formulation of white's winning conditions! Nice. What we could do with the repetitions is maybe something like that: "After repeating three times, white has to play a different move. If he doesn't, the board is frozen. Black will then win if it's theoretically possible for h...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

Glad you like my way of thinking! :D It's a property I first encountered in a symmetric game though. I think it's a little hypocritical to let someone lose because it's theoretically possible to lose, ignoring that he could avoid losing by just playing normal moves. Although in the position with a l...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

1) When I started out I always felt very unsafe playing black because it's indeed never possible to close every corner. But at some point I realized that a corner is already relatively safe with just one additional piece of black on a 3rd or 2nd row. In my experience it's very easy to defend any cor...
by sqAree
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: Rule variant between "Old hnefatafl" and Copenhagen

A few remarks: 1.) As far as I recall the consensus among the top players is that actually black has the advantage. I'm not surprised the data tells otherwise as it's definitely easier to pull off a win with white (one mistake as black is an instant loss). Anyway, you can ignore 99% of the games pla...
by sqAree
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 50302

Re: World Tafl Federation

I would be very interested to join a real life tournament if the date fits and if it's Copenhagen Tafl!
by sqAree
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 50302

Re: World Tafl Federation

Another suggestion regarding this topic is that a lot of different titles are just confusing. There are very few tafl players so I would - if at all - only introduce one type of Master and make it fairly difficult to reach that.
by sqAree
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 50302

Re: World Tafl Federation

I might be a bit biased because I only play Copenhagen Tafl, but it would make sense to not let different variants of tafl interfere with each other. Same as for chess, where (as far as I know) your blitz performance doesn't have an impact on your classic chess rating and can't help you getting a GM...
by sqAree
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 88
Views: 56956

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I see the reasons for which you decide to drop Copenhagen Tafl in the first round but it would still prevent me from joining the tournament. Copenhagen Tafl for the win!