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World Tafl Federation Championship 2018, September 15th -

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Championship prizes.
Dmitry Pashkov from the Geek Wars club in Moscow sent this message:
My friend Alexandr wrote to you about prizes for the Hnefatafl championship. I want to donate a prizes for this year.
We can make 3 prizes for 1-2-3 top places.
I suggest #1 - a board 11x11, #2 - a board 9x9, #3 - a king or berserk from a set of figures from the island of Lewis, we recently released it.
Geek Wars in Moscow is both a board game shop and a board game club, and several of the club members are active on this site. They have a
Home Page
and a Facebook Page
More works of Dmitry Pashkov, who created the boards and figures, here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/metalvikings


Click on the photos for enlargement.

Odin from Lejre
Odin from Lejre, Denmark.

Tournament rules.

Sign up: all July, August and half September. There is a button for registering for the tournament on the "Tafl against humans" page. Deadline for registering is September 14th 12:00 Danish time.
Start: September 15th.
Rules: The Copenhagen rules, described here.

Points are 1 for won, 0 for lost and 0.5 for a draw.
Umpires: Adam Bartley, Norway ("Adam"). For Adam's games, umpire is Aage Nielsen, Denmark ("Hagbard"). For Adam/Hagbard games, umpire is Mario Aluizo, USA ("casshern").

For Round 1 roughly half of the players, with the lower ratings, participate.
The Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute the players into groups based on ratings.
Two players per group qualify for Round 2.

For Round 2 participate rest of the players plus the winners from Round 1.
Again the Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute the players into groups based on ratings.
Two players per group qualify for Round 3, the Final.

In case of a tie:
1. direct comparison of the games of the tied players (for this round).
2. Sonneborn-Berger score calculated for this round.
in case of still a tie:
3. preliminary rounds: both players proceed. Final: new rounds between the tied winners until one player wins.

Time controls:
Round 1: 0.5 day per move. Time buffer 5 days. Long-game-threshold 7 days.
Round 2: 0.75 day per move. Time buffer 7 days. Long-game-threshold 10 days.
Final: 1 day per move. Time buffer 10 days. Long-game-threshold 14 days.
(But rematches, if any, again 0.5 day per move, time buffer 5 days and long-game-threshold 7 days.)
If a move is done within the time given per move, then half of the rest is restored to the time buffer.
When a game length exceeds the long-game-threshold, then the time per move is gradually reduced to 0 (1 hour).
Even when the time buffer is used up, you'll still always have 1 day (25 hours) for your current move.

If at any time you want to leave the tournament, just use the Deregister button.
If a player does not move at all during the first 5.5 days of round 1, he is removed from the tournament. For round 2: 7.75 days, for round 3: 11 days.
A player who causes more than half of his Round games to time out, is disqualified from the tournament.


Round 1 groups are given names like Tunsberg, Fornebei, Heithabyr, Vinland etc.
Round 2 groups are given names like Trudvang, Bilskirner, Breidablik etc.
Round 3: the final group with the future Hnefatafl World Champion is named Valhöll.

32 players registered:
Steiger, Gorlovka, DPR
Harry64, Oslo, Norge
xerxes, Peterborough, UK
Kratzer, Glinde, Germany
epm180, Dublin, Ireland
Waegn, Worcester, USA
mccluskeyp, USA
sqAree, Berlin, Germany
Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark
mjølner, Hedeby, Germany
AreVidar, Oslo, Norge
jrton80, Kearneysville, WV
casshern, Los Angeles, USA
Bogd Khan, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Fairland, oklahoma, USA
Brench, Philadelphia, USA
Marcin, Poznań, Poland
goseji, Ankara, Turkey
Adam, Tønsberg, Norway
juman, Stockholm, Sweden
Patterson, Charleston, WV, United States
OdinHimself, Kyustendil, Bulgaria
Madphill, Horlivka, Ukraine
sybil, Sorbara, Italy
Rew, Minneapolis, United States
Khan Asparukh, Sofia, Bulgaria
melody.pond, italy
fireflo, Oxford, UK
Maximus, Horlivka, DPR
Thanir, Barcelona, Spain
olle, S-Petersburg, Russia
la-cucaracha, Bryansk, Russia

The players come from:
14 countries (Ukraine, Norway, UK, Germany, Ireland, USA, Denmark, Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain)
7 USA states (Massachusetts, Illinois, West Virginia, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Minnesota)
3 continents (Europe, North America, Asia)

May Odin give you knowledge on your path,
May Thor grant you strength and courage on your way,
And may Loki give you laughter as you go.


Round 3, the Final.

Valhalla
(Valhalla, tegnet af Peter Madsen til Valhalla-albummerne)

Valhöll.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-11-02)

white/blackAdamSqareeCasshernSteigerKhan asparukhEpm180Odinhimself
Adam-
62 mv
48 mv
60 mv
3 mv
48 mv
Sqaree
25 mv
-
42 mv
60 mv
56 mv
3 mv
58 mv
Casshern
19 mv
60 mv
-
38 mv
23 mv
3 mv
43 mv
Steiger
42 mv
26 mv
72 mv
-
31 mv
5 mv
74 mv
Khan asparukh
47 mv
74 mv
60 mv
-
3 mv
88 mv
Epm180
4 mv
4 mv
4 mv
4 mv
6 mv
-
4 mv
Odinhimself
45 mv
67 mv
76 mv
54 mv
25 mv
5 mv
-
[Casshern: 12 pt., Odinhimself: 10 pt., Khan asparukh: 6 pt., Sqaree: 5 pt., Adam: 4 pt., Steiger: 3 pt., Epm180: 0 pt., ]

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Adam / Casshern
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Adam / Khan asparukh
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Adam / Odinhimself
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Adam / Steiger
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Casshern / Adam
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Casshern / Khan asparukh
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Casshern / Odinhimself
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Casshern / Sqaree
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Casshern / Steiger
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Khan asparukh / Adam
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Khan asparukh / Casshern
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Khan asparukh / Odinhimself
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Khan asparukh / Steiger
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Odinhimself / Adam
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Odinhimself / Casshern
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Odinhimself / Khan asparukh
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Odinhimself / Sqaree
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Odinhimself / Steiger
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Sqaree / Adam
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Sqaree / Casshern
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Sqaree / Khan asparukh
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Sqaree / Odinhimself
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Sqaree / Steiger
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Steiger / Adam
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Steiger / Casshern
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Steiger / Khan asparukh
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Steiger / Odinhimself
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Steiger / Sqaree


Round 3 scores:
[Casshern: 12 pt., Odinhimself: 10 pt., Khan asparukh: 6 pt., Sqaree: 5 pt., Adam: 4 pt., Steiger: 3 pt., Epm180: 0 pt., ]
(40 points of 42 = 95%)

Round 3 moves:
[Odinhimself: 294 mv., Khan asparukh: 263 mv., Casshern: 258 mv., Steiger: 257 mv., Sqaree: 255 mv., Adam: 229 mv., Epm180: 24 mv., ]
(Average per game 38 mv.)

Round 3 finished games:
[Casshern: 12 gm., Steiger: 12 gm., Epm180: 12 gm., Odinhimself: 12 gm., Adam: 11 gm., Khan asparukh: 11 gm., Sqaree: 10 gm., ]
(40 finished games of 42 = 95%,
12 timeouts)


Round 2, Dyrr Valhölls.

Bilskirnir group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-10-11)

white/blackHagbardArevidarCasshernSteigerOlleEpm180
Hagbard-
15 mv
50 mv
92 mv
17 mv
31 mv
Arevidar
69 mv
-
42 mv
68 mv
7 mv
34 mv
Casshern
19 mv
21 mv
-
30 mv
16 mv
17 mv
Steiger
68 mv
51 mv
54 mv
-
2 mv
63 mv
Olle
16 mv
10 mv
17 mv
24 mv
-
2 mv
Epm180
36 mv
41 mv
26 mv
46 mv
3 mv
-
Casshern: 10 pt., Steiger: 6 pt., Epm180: 6 pt., Hagbard: 5 pt., Arevidar: 3 pt., Olle: 0 pt.,
Bilskirnir:
(maximum possible score 10) Casshern: 10 pt., Steiger: 6 pt., Epm180: 6 pt., Hagbard: 5 pt., Arevidar: 3 pt., Olle: 0 pt.
Casshern, Epm180 and Steiger move on to Round 3.
Deregistered Oct. 16th: olle
Umpire sentence Oct. 16th:
The following games

Hagbard / Olle
Olle / Casshern

Olle / Hagbard
Casshern / Olle

Are to be removed and restarted. Foul play is suspected by Olle, with moves being copied across games such that Hagbard and Casshern are effectively playing each other.

Such copying of moves in parallel games is henceforth illegal and will result in immediate disqualification. It will be at the umpires discretion to decide wether it is move copying or coincidence. Umpires decision will be final.

...

As Olle has deregistered the games will simply count as losses for Olle as in a timeout. The new rule about parallel move copying still stands of course.

Fólkvangr group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-10-11)

white/blackOdinhimselfJrton80Khan asparukhXerxesBrenchMccluskeyp
Odinhimself-
27 mv
96 mv
23 mv
17 mv
17 mv
Jrton80
61 mv
-
79 mv
100 mv
41 mv
15 mv
Khan asparukh
61 mv
28 mv
-
25 mv
29 mv
15 mv
Xerxes
72 mv
149 mv
78 mv
-
35 mv
17 mv
Brench
56 mv
42 mv
23 mv
23 mv
-
15 mv
Mccluskeyp
18 mv
14 mv
12 mv
14 mv
16 mv
-
Khan asparukh: 9 pt., Odinhimself: 8 pt., Xerxes: 5 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Brench: 4 pt., Mccluskeyp: 0 pt.,
Fólkvangr:
(maximum possible score 10) Khan asparukh: 9 pt., Odinhimself: 8 pt., Xerxes: 5 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Brench: 4 pt., Mccluskeyp: 0 pt.
Khan Asparukh and OdinHimself move on to Round 3.

Himinbjörg group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-10-11)

white/blackBogd khanMarcinThanirSqareeAdam
Bogd khan-
33 mv
53 mv
55 mv
132 mv
Marcin
58 mv
-
21 mv
42 mv
78 mv
Thanir
55 mv
64 mv
-
50 mv
70 mv
Sqaree
29 mv
25 mv
51 mv
-
53 mv
Adam
82 mv
23 mv
45 mv
40 mv
-
Adam: 7 pt., Sqaree: 6 pt., Bogd khan: 5 pt., Marcin: 2 pt., Thanir: 0 pt.,
Himinbjörg:
(maximum possible score 8) Adam: 7 pt., Sqaree: 6 pt., Bogd khan: 5 pt., Marcin: 2 pt., Thanir: 0 pt.
Adam and Sqaree move on to Round 3.

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Adam / Bogd khan
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Adam / Marcin
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Adam / Sqaree
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Adam / Thanir
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Arevidar / Casshern
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Arevidar / Epm180
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Arevidar / Hagbard
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Arevidar / Olle z
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Arevidar / Steiger
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Bogd khan / Adam
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Bogd khan / Marcin
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Bogd khan / Sqaree z
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Bogd khan / Thanir
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Brench / Jrton80
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Brench / Khan asparukh
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Brench / Mccluskeyp
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Brench / Odinhimself
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Brench / Xerxes
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Casshern / Arevidar
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Casshern / Epm180
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Casshern / Hagbard
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Casshern / Olle
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Casshern / Steiger
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Epm180 / Arevidar
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Epm180 / Casshern
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Epm180 / Hagbard
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Epm180 / Olle
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Epm180 / Steiger
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Hagbard / Arevidar
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Hagbard / Casshern
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Hagbard / Epm180
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Hagbard / Olle
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Hagbard / Steiger
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Jrton80 / Brench
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Jrton80 / Khan asparukh
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Jrton80 / Mccluskeyp z
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Jrton80 / Odinhimself
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Jrton80 / Xerxes
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Khan asparukh / Brench
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Khan asparukh / Jrton80
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Khan asparukh / Mccluskeyp z
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Khan asparukh / Odinhimself
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Khan asparukh / Xerxes
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Marcin / Adam
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Marcin / Bogd khan
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Marcin / Sqaree
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Marcin / Thanir
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Mccluskeyp z / Brench
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Mccluskeyp z / Jrton80
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Mccluskeyp / Khan asparukh
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Mccluskeyp z / Odinhimself
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Mccluskeyp z / Xerxes
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Odinhimself / Brench
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Odinhimself / Jrton80
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Odinhimself / Khan asparukh
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Odinhimself / Mccluskeyp z
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Odinhimself / Xerxes
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Olle z / Arevidar
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Olle / Casshern
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Olle / Epm180
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Olle / Hagbard
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Olle z / Steiger
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Sqaree / Adam
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Sqaree / Bogd khan
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Sqaree / Marcin
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Sqaree / Thanir z
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Steiger / Arevidar
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Steiger / Casshern
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Steiger / Epm180
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Steiger / Hagbard
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Steiger / Olle
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Thanir z / Adam
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Thanir / Bogd khan
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Thanir / Marcin
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Thanir z / Sqaree
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Xerxes / Brench
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Xerxes / Jrton80
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Xerxes / Khan asparukh
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Xerxes / Mccluskeyp
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Xerxes / Odinhimself

Round 2 scores:
[Casshern: 10 pt., Khan asparukh: 9 pt., Odinhimself: 8 pt., Adam: 7 pt., Steiger: 6 pt., Epm180: 6 pt., Sqaree: 6 pt., Bogd khan: 5 pt., Xerxes: 5 pt., Hagbard: 5 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Brench: 4 pt., Arevidar: 3 pt., Marcin: 2 pt., Mccluskeyp: 0 pt., Olle: 0 pt., Thanir: 0 pt., ]
(80 points of 80 = 100%)

Round 2 moves:
[Jrton80: 278 mv., Xerxes: 268 mv., Adam: 262 mv., Steiger: 249 mv., Bogd khan: 249 mv., Odinhimself: 224 mv., Khan asparukh: 223 mv., Hagbard: 207 mv., Thanir: 205 mv., Arevidar: 179 mv., Sqaree: 173 mv., Marcin: 172 mv., Epm180: 150 mv., Brench: 149 mv., Casshern: 146 mv., Mccluskeyp: 77 mv., Olle: 57 mv., ]
(Average per game 41 mv.)

Round 2 finished games:
[Hagbard: 10 gm., Jrton80: 10 gm., Mccluskeyp: 10 gm., Brench: 10 gm., Xerxes: 10 gm., Arevidar: 10 gm., Khan asparukh: 10 gm., Odinhimself: 10 gm., Epm180: 10 gm., Olle: 10 gm., Steiger: 10 gm., Casshern: 10 gm., Bogd khan: 8 gm., Adam: 8 gm., Marcin: 8 gm., Thanir: 8 gm., Sqaree: 8 gm., ]
(80 finished games of 80 = 100%,
14 timeouts)


Round 1.

Heiðabýr group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackKratzerMadphillBrenchFirefloOlle
Kratzer-
19 mv
53 mv
41 mv
96 mv
Madphill
88 mv
-
37 mv
49 mv
118 mv
Brench
33 mv
14 mv
-
46 mv
26 mv
Fireflo
96 mv
22 mv
72 mv
-
70 mv
Olle
111 mv
26 mv
110 mv
57 mv
-
Olle: 6 pt., Brench: 5 pt., Kratzer: 4 pt., Madphill: 3 pt., Fireflo: 2 pt.,
Heiðabýr:
Never showed up and disqualified Sep. 20th: sybil, Rew
(maximum possible score 8) Olle: 6 pt., Brench: 5 pt., Kratzer: 4 pt., Madphill: 3 pt., Fireflo: 2 pt.
Olle and Brench move on to Round 2.

Vinland group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackJrton80WaegnArevidarFairlandMaximusPatterson
Jrton80-
29 mv
23 mv
7 mv
62 mv
29 mv
Waegn
48 mv
-
71 mv
7 mv
66 mv
43 mv
Arevidar
118 mv
71 mv
-
3 mv
28 mv
19 mv
Fairland
8 mv
8 mv
2 mv
-
2 mv
2 mv
Maximus
78 mv
45 mv
102 mv
3 mv
-
19 mv
Patterson
48 mv
44 mv
30 mv
3 mv
36 mv
-
Jrton80: 10 pt., Arevidar: 8 pt., Maximus: 6 pt., Waegn: 4 pt., Patterson: 2 pt., Fairland: 0 pt.,
Vinland:
Never showed up and disqualified Sep. 20th: juman
(maximum possible score 10) Jrton80: 10 pt., Arevidar: 8 pt., Maximus: 6 pt., Waegn: 4 pt., Patterson: 2 pt., Fairland: 0 pt.
jrton80 and AreVidar move on to Round 2.

Gàrðaríki group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackMccluskeypMarcinLa-cucarachaGoseji
Mccluskeyp-
22 mv
54 mv
34 mv
Marcin
34 mv
-
52 mv
44 mv
La-cucaracha
21 mv
91 mv
-
24 mv
Goseji
32 mv
72 mv
54 mv
-
Marcin: 5 pt., Mccluskeyp: 4 pt., La-cucaracha: 2 pt., Goseji: 1 pt.,
Gàrðaríki:
Never showed up and disqualified Sep. 20th: Harry64, mjølner, melody.pond
(maximum possible score 6) Marcin: 5 pt., Mccluskeyp: 4 pt., La-cucaracha: 2 pt., Goseji: 1 pt.
Marcin and mccluskeyp move on to Round 2.

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Arevidar / Jrton80
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Arevidar / Maximus
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Arevidar / Patterson
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Arevidar / Waegn
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Brench / Fireflo
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Brench / Kratzer
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Brench / Madphill
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Brench / Olle
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Fireflo / Brench
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Fireflo / Kratzer
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Fireflo / Madphill
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Fireflo / Olle
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Goseji / La-cucaracha
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Goseji / Marcin
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Goseji z / Mccluskeyp
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Jrton80 / Arevidar
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Jrton80 / Maximus
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Jrton80 / Patterson
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Jrton80 / Waegn
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Kratzer / Brench
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Kratzer / Fireflo
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Kratzer / Madphill
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Kratzer / Olle
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La-cucaracha / Goseji
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La-cucaracha / Marcin
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La-cucaracha / Mccluskeyp
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Madphill / Brench
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Madphill / Fireflo
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Madphill / Kratzer
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Madphill / Olle
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Marcin / Goseji
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Marcin / La-cucaracha
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Marcin / Mccluskeyp
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Maximus z / Arevidar
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Maximus / Jrton80
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Maximus / Patterson
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Maximus / Waegn
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Mccluskeyp / Goseji
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Mccluskeyp / La-cucaracha
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Mccluskeyp / Marcin
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Olle z / Brench
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Olle / Fireflo
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Olle / Kratzer z
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Olle / Madphill
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Patterson z / Arevidar
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Patterson / Jrton80
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Patterson z / Maximus
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Patterson / Waegn
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Waegn / Arevidar
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Waegn / Jrton80
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Waegn / Maximus
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Waegn / Patterson

Round 1 scores:
[Jrton80: 10 pt., Arevidar: 8 pt., Olle: 6 pt., Maximus: 6 pt., Brench: 5 pt., Marcin: 5 pt., Kratzer: 4 pt., Waegn: 4 pt., Mccluskeyp: 4 pt., Madphill: 3 pt., Fireflo: 2 pt., Patterson: 2 pt., La-cucaracha: 2 pt., Goseji: 1 pt., Fairland: 0 pt., ]
(62 points of 62 = 100%)

Round 1 moves:
[Olle: 306 mv., Kratzer: 269 mv., Arevidar: 234 mv., Fireflo: 227 mv., Jrton80: 225 mv., Maximus: 221 mv., Waegn: 216 mv., Brench: 195 mv., Madphill: 187 mv., Marcin: 158 mv., La-cucaracha: 148 mv., Patterson: 137 mv., Goseji: 130 mv., Mccluskeyp: 99 mv., Fairland: 23 mv., ]
(Average per game 45 mv.)

Round 1 finished games:
[Arevidar: 10 gm., Jrton80: 10 gm., Maximus: 10 gm., Fairland: 10 gm., Waegn: 10 gm., Patterson: 10 gm., Kratzer: 8 gm., Brench: 8 gm., Olle: 8 gm., Madphill: 8 gm., Fireflo: 8 gm., Mccluskeyp: 6 gm., Marcin: 6 gm., La-cucaracha: 6 gm., Goseji: 6 gm., ]
(62 finished games of 62 = 100%,
15 timeouts)

Updated 10.12.2018
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