Copenhagen Hnefatafl

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edmond_dantes
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Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Post by edmond_dantes » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm

there is nothing terrible in the white to have a draw in this game because if we look at the game in detail we will see that the blacks play very passively and help the appearance of this fort. The blacks play for siege but make a mistake with the K10 field, sacrifice a viking and have 50 moves that can lead to a narrow fort and a repeat of the position. Changing every rule to a worse score for white is not good. For me in this party, the fair result is drawn because blacks are not played correctly

nath
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Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Post by nath » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Is there a real reason we want those draws anyways? 8/8b seem to strongly contradict rule 10. Why not simply declare this a black win? We did that in in various offline games, since that removes the dire need for an umpire all the time to decide with rule takes precedence (which is highly subjective anyways).

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Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Post by Hagbard » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:18 pm

Copied from small forum 2021-04-12:

Just a small historical comment:
Before 2012 we had only Fetlar here (and two Skalk variants which do not work), and I believe half the games were draw by eternal check and some by draw fort.
2012 Adam, Tim and I discussed a new rules set modified from Fetlar (which became "Copenhagen"), and Adam Bartley was the one who insisted on getting rid of all repetitions now that we were in the process.
It's informing to see that the ban on repetitions now comes so natural to the players, that it is greatly missed when it's not there -

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