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by unhandyandy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29622

Re: Nath-project

That sounds like fun, unfortunately I'm just a hobbyist programmer, I've avoided C like the plague. I'm working on a javascript webapp to play brandubh. To compensate for the slowness of the platform (<2000 nodes per minute ) I'm trying to write a decent position evaluator. I think I may be able to ...
by unhandyandy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 37
Views: 53947

Re: General rules

"the player who choose to end the game prematurely by repetition is basically a coward, which would have been unthinkable between vikings" Interesting point, but after all, white's goal is simply to escape , not defeat black on the field, and escaping is pretty cowardly. "I think the player who can ...
by unhandyandy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 29622

Re: Nath-project

"I have a wacky but fast movegen sitting at my desk. "

Are you a hardware guy? Is the movegen specifically designed for hnefatafl? That would be Awesome.
by unhandyandy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 77
Views: 78407

Re: World Tafl Federation

;) Right, my idea was to have a Master title instead of GM or IM.
by unhandyandy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 77
Views: 78407

Re: World Tafl Federation

Why the rush to award GM titles? Why not start with the Master title?
by unhandyandy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 37
Views: 53947

Re: General rules

... The king threatens to exit and a muscovit is moved in between to block. The king then moves to another square and threatens to exit here as well. The same muscovit has to be employed to block this time too. The king moves back to the first square and the muscovit is also moved back to block. Wh...
by unhandyandy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 77
Views: 59288

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Since last month I notice that the balance has changed, it's now at +1.22 overall (+1.31 when compensated for better players). That's not bad, but I've compared it to the game on Dragonheels' Lair that uses my old rules. Of 314 games, there were 144 white wins against 166 black, with 4 draws. Using...