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World Tafl Federation Championship 2019, September 15th -.

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Championship prize.
Dmitry Pashkov from "MetalVikings" and his new project "Ethnic Board Games" in Moscow, Russia, kindly offered to donate a 1st prize for the tournament!
It is a 2-in-1 games set composed of a 9x9 Hnefatafl and an 8x12 Latrunculi.

Here are links to more about the games set and other works of Dmitry Pashkov, who created the set:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/metalvikings
https://www.facebook.com/ethnicboardgames/
https://www.facebook.com/metalvikingsfigures

Click on the photo 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.
Of course it is not allowed to participate with more than one alias.
Start: September 15th.
Rules: The Copenhagen rules, described here.
Umpire: Adam Bartley, Norway ("Adam").
Info: Check the chat forum for info during the tournament.

Points are 1 for won, 0 for lost and 0.5 for a draw.

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 3 days. Long-game-threshold 6 days.
Round 2: 1 day per move. Time buffer 6 days. Long-game-threshold 12 days.
Final: 1 day per move. Time buffer 9 days. Long-game-threshold 18 days.
(But rematches, if any, again 1 day per move, time buffer 6 days and long-game-threshold 12 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 0.5 day (13 hours) for your current move. In the Final you 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 3.5 days of round 1, he is removed from the tournament. For round 2: 7 days, for round 3: 10 days.
A player who causes more than half of his Round games to time out, is disqualified from the tournament.
We have seen some creative things in the course of time - if it is not allowed in a chess tournament, it is not allowed here either.

The chat is disabled for tournament games.

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.

27 players registered:
ChaolAibhne, St Andrews, Scotland
chuck ward, Attleboro, USA
Agmundr, Lier, Norway
xerxes, Peterborough, UK
sqAree, Berlin, Germany
Luizz, Munich, Germany
Bogd Khan, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
jrton80, Kearneysville, WV, USA
Mykle, Stavanger, Norway
epm180, Dublin, Ireland
Kllimm, Pervomayskoe, Russia
Waegn, Worcester, USA
Steiger, Gorlovka, Donbass
Gungnir, Tromsø, Norge
Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark
Volkenpuk, USA
Wesley Alves, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Ytreza, France
freeDom-, Germany
prendek, American Samoa
casshern, Los Angeles, USA
Brench, Philadelphia, USA
Masterluke, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Khan Asparukh, Sofia, Bulgaria
ratatoskr, Boise, United States
L716, Russia
death, tampa, florida, USA

The players come from:
12 countries (UK, USA, Norway, Germany, Bulgaria, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Brasil, France, Belgium)
5 USA states (Massachusetts, West Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, Idaho)
3 continents (Europe, North America, South America)

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.

Result:
5. Ytreza and Agmundr, 7. Hagbard, 8. Sqaree and Kllimm, 10. L716, 11. Freedom- and Ratatoskr, 13. Steiger, 14. xerxes, 15. ChaolAibhne, Jrton80 and Masterluke, 18. Wesley Alves, 19. Brench, Gungnir and Luizz 22. Volkenpuk and Waegn, 24. chuck ward and epm180.


Round 3, the Final.

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

Valhöll.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-11-05)

white/blackBogd khanCasshernKhan asparukhDeath
Bogd khan-
Casshern
-
Khan asparukh
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Death
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[Bogd khan: 0 pt., Casshern: 0 pt., Khan asparukh: 0 pt., Death: 0 pt., ]



Scores:
[Bogd khan: 0 pt., Casshern: 0 pt., Khan asparukh: 0 pt., Death: 0 pt., ]
(0 points of 12 = 0%)

Moves:
[Death: 28 mv., Casshern: 27 mv., Khan asparukh: 23 mv., Bogd khan: 18 mv., ]
(Average per game 8 mv.)

Finished games:
[Bogd khan: 0 gm., Casshern: 0 gm., Khan asparukh: 0 gm., Death: 0 gm., ]
(0 finished games of 12 = 0%,
0 timeouts)


Round 2, Dyrr Valhölls.

Bilskirnir group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-09-25)

white/blackAgmundrL716HagbardBogd khanCasshernRatatoskr
Agmundr-
21 mv
151 mv
60 mv
81 mv
29 mv
L716
64 mv
-
62 mv
58 mv
24 mv
25 mv
Hagbard
58 mv
53 mv
-
86 mv
48 mv
25 mv
Bogd khan
44 mv
31 mv
32 mv
-
18 mv
23 mv
Casshern
42 mv
33 mv
31 mv
37 mv
-
21 mv
Ratatoskr
30 mv
38 mv
38 mv
26 mv
36 mv
-
Casshern: 10 pt., Bogd khan: 7 pt., Agmundr: 6 pt., Hagbard: 5 pt., L716: 2 pt., Ratatoskr: 0 pt.,
(maximum possible score 10) Casshern: 10, Bogd khan: 7, Agmundr: 6, Hagbard: 5, L716: 2, Ratatoskr: 0.
Casshern and Bogd Khan move on to Round 3, the Final.

Fólkvangr group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-09-25)

white/blackSqareeYtrezaFreedom-Khan asparukhKllimmDeath
Sqaree-
31 mv
33 mv
25 mv
54 mv
54 mv
Ytreza
65 mv
-
59 mv
130 mv
74 mv
50 mv
Freedom-
68 mv
112 mv
-
60 mv
52 mv
74 mv
Khan asparukh
43 mv
63 mv
25 mv
-
42 mv
112 mv
Kllimm
57 mv
94 mv
27 mv
4 mv
-
92 mv
Death
71 mv
151 mv
41 mv
103 mv
54 mv
-
Khan asparukh: 8 pt., Death: 8 pt., Ytreza: 6 pt., Sqaree: 4 pt., Kllimm: 4 pt., Freedom-: 0 pt.,
(maximum possible score 10) Khan asparukh: 8, Death: 8, Ytreza: 6, Sqaree: 4, Kllimm: 4, Freedom-: 0.
Khan Asparukh and Death move on to Round 3, the Final.

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Agmundr / Bogd khan
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Agmundr / Casshern
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Agmundr / Hagbard
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Agmundr / L716
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Agmundr / Ratatoskr z
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Bogd khan / Agmundr
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Bogd khan z / Casshern
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Bogd khan / Hagbard
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Bogd khan / L716
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Bogd khan / Ratatoskr
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Casshern / Agmundr
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Casshern / Bogd khan z
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Casshern / Hagbard
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Casshern / L716
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Casshern / Ratatoskr
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Death / Freedom-
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Death / Khan asparukh
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Death / Kllimm
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Death / Sqaree
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Death / Ytreza
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Freedom- z / Death
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Freedom- z / Khan asparukh
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Freedom- z / Kllimm
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Freedom- z / Sqaree
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Freedom- z / Ytreza
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Hagbard / Agmundr
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Hagbard / Bogd khan
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Hagbard / Casshern
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Hagbard / L716
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Hagbard / Ratatoskr z
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Khan asparukh / Death
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Khan asparukh / Freedom-
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Khan asparukh / Kllimm
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Khan asparukh / Sqaree
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Khan asparukh / Ytreza
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Kllimm z / Death
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Kllimm / Freedom-
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Kllimm z / Khan asparukh
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Kllimm / Sqaree
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Kllimm z / Ytreza
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L716 / Agmundr
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L716 / Bogd khan
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L716 / Casshern
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L716 / Hagbard
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L716 / Ratatoskr
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Ratatoskr z / Agmundr
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Ratatoskr z / Bogd khan
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Ratatoskr z / Casshern
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Ratatoskr z / Hagbard
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Ratatoskr z / L716
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Sqaree / Death
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Sqaree / Freedom-
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Sqaree / Khan asparukh
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Sqaree / Kllimm
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Sqaree / Ytreza
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Ytreza / Death
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Ytreza / Freedom-
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Ytreza / Khan asparukh
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Ytreza / Kllimm
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Ytreza / Sqaree

Scores:
Casshern: 10 pt., Khan asparukh: 8 pt., Death: 8 pt., Bogd khan: 7 pt., Agmundr: 6 pt., Ytreza: 6 pt., Hagbard: 5 pt., Sqaree: 4 pt., Kllimm: 4 pt., L716: 2 pt., Ratatoskr: 0 pt., Freedom-: 0 pt. (60 points of 60 = 100%)

Moves:
Ytreza: 415 mv., Death: 401 mv., Khan asparukh: 304 mv., Hagbard: 292 mv., Agmundr: 290 mv., Freedom-: 276 mv., Kllimm: 275 mv., Sqaree: 251 mv., Bogd khan: 208 mv., L716: 205 mv., Casshern: 186 mv., Ratatoskr: 146 mv. (Average per game 54 mv.)

Finished games:
Agmundr: 10 gm., L716: 10 gm., Hagbard: 10 gm., Bogd khan: 10 gm., Casshern: 10 gm., Ratatoskr: 10 gm., Sqaree: 10 gm., Ytreza: 10 gm., Freedom-: 10 gm., Khan asparukh: 10 gm., Kllimm: 10 gm., Death: 10 gm. (60 finished games of 60 = 100%, 17 timeouts)


Round 1.

Gàrðaríki group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-09-07)

white/blackBrenchChuck wardRatatoskrFreedom-MasterlukeSteiger
Brench-
11 mv
10 mv
53 mv
10 mv
26 mv
Chuck ward
12 mv
-
30 mv
26 mv
32 mv
24 mv
Ratatoskr
9 mv
29 mv
-
25 mv
47 mv
50 mv
Freedom-
11 mv
23 mv
43 mv
-
59 mv
87 mv
Masterluke
9 mv
31 mv
92 mv
89 mv
-
97 mv
Steiger
31 mv
23 mv
58 mv
21 mv
21 mv
-
Ratatoskr: 8 pt., Freedom-: 7 pt., Steiger: 7 pt., Masterluke: 5 pt., Brench: 3 pt., Chuck ward: 0 pt.,
Never showed up and disqualified Sep. 18th: Mykle.
(maximum possible score 10) Ratatoskr: 8, Freedom-: 7, Steiger: 7, Masterluke: 5, Brench: 3, Chuck ward: 0.
Ratatoskr and Freedom move on to Round 2.

Dyflin group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-09-07)

white/blackChaolaibhneEpm180KllimmXerxesWaegnWesley alvesL716
Chaolaibhne-
3 mv
84 mv
84 mv
39 mv
35 mv
35 mv
Epm180
2 mv
-
2 mv
2 mv
2 mv
2 mv
4 mv
Kllimm
56 mv
3 mv
-
63 mv
41 mv
41 mv
19 mv
Xerxes
25 mv
3 mv
66 mv
-
51 mv
61 mv
21 mv
Waegn
52 mv
3 mv
26 mv
78 mv
-
45 mv
45 mv
Wesley alves
37 mv
3 mv
26 mv
33 mv
32 mv
-
68 mv
L716
34 mv
3 mv
52 mv
25 mv
35 mv
38 mv
-
Kllimm: 10 pt., Xerxes: 8 pt., L716: 8 pt., Chaolaibhne: 7 pt., Wesley alves: 6 pt., Waegn: 3 pt., Epm180: 0 pt.,
(maximum possible score 12) Kllimm: 10, Xerxes: 8, L716: 8, Chaolaibhne: 7, Wesley alves: 6, Waegn: 3, Epm180: 0.
Kllimm and L716 move on to Round 2.

Norðvegr group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2019, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2019-09-07)

white/blackLuizzAgmundrJrton80YtrezaGungnirVolkenpuk
Luizz-
30 mv
44 mv
34 mv
17 mv
25 mv
Agmundr
43 mv
-
34 mv
55 mv
24 mv
23 mv
Jrton80
47 mv
122 mv
-
130 mv
40 mv
37 mv
Ytreza
27 mv
32 mv
23 mv
-
14 mv
34 mv
Gungnir
19 mv
30 mv
15 mv
28 mv
-
29 mv
Volkenpuk
26 mv
34 mv
48 mv
38 mv
35 mv
-
Agmundr: 9 pt., Ytreza: 9 pt., Jrton80: 5 pt., Luizz: 3 pt., Gungnir: 3 pt., Volkenpuk: 1 pt.,
Never showed up and disqualified Sep. 18th: prendek.
(maximum possible score 10) Agmundr: 9, Ytreza: 9, Jrton80: 5, Gungnir: 3, Luizz: 3, Volkenpuk: 1.
Agmundr and Ytreza move on to Round 2.

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Agmundr / Gungnir
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Agmundr / Jrton80
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Agmundr / Luizz z
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Agmundr / Volkenpuk
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Agmundr / Ytreza
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Brench / Chuck ward z
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Brench / Freedom-
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Brench z / Masterluke
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Brench z / Ratatoskr
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Brench / Steiger
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Chaolaibhne / Kllimm
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Chaolaibhne / L716
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Chaolaibhne / Waegn
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Chaolaibhne / Wesley alves
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Chaolaibhne / Xerxes
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Chuck ward z / Brench
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Chuck ward z / Freedom-
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Chuck ward z / Masterluke
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Chuck ward z / Ratatoskr
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Chuck ward z / Steiger
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Freedom- / Brench z
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Freedom- / Chuck ward z
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Freedom- / Masterluke
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Freedom- / Ratatoskr
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Freedom- / Steiger z
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Gungnir z / Agmundr
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Gungnir / Jrton80
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Gungnir / Luizz
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Gungnir / Volkenpuk
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Gungnir z / Ytreza
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Jrton80 / Agmundr
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Jrton80 / Gungnir
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Jrton80 / Luizz z
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Jrton80 / Volkenpuk
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Jrton80 / Ytreza
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Kllimm / Chaolaibhne
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Kllimm / L716
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Kllimm / Waegn
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Kllimm / Wesley alves
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Kllimm / Xerxes
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L716 / Chaolaibhne
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L716 / Kllimm
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L716 / Waegn
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L716 / Wesley alves
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L716 / Xerxes
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Luizz z / Agmundr
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Luizz / Gungnir z
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Luizz z / Jrton80
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Luizz / Volkenpuk z
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Luizz z / Ytreza
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Masterluke / Brench z
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Masterluke / Chuck ward z
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Masterluke / Freedom-
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Masterluke / Ratatoskr
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Masterluke / Steiger z
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Ratatoskr / Brench z
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Ratatoskr / Chuck ward z
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Ratatoskr / Freedom-
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Ratatoskr / Masterluke
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Ratatoskr / Steiger
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Steiger / Brench
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Steiger / Chuck ward z
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Steiger / Freedom-
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Steiger / Masterluke
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Steiger z / Ratatoskr
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Volkenpuk z / Agmundr
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Volkenpuk / Gungnir z
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Volkenpuk z / Jrton80
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Volkenpuk z / Luizz
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Volkenpuk z / Ytreza
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Waegn z / Chaolaibhne
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Waegn / Kllimm
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Waegn / L716
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Waegn / Wesley alves
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Waegn / Xerxes
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Wesley alves / Chaolaibhne
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Wesley alves / Kllimm
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Wesley alves / L716
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Wesley alves / Waegn
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Wesley alves / Xerxes
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Xerxes / Chaolaibhne
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Xerxes / Kllimm
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Xerxes / L716
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Xerxes / Waegn
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Xerxes / Wesley alves
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Ytreza / Agmundr
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Ytreza / Gungnir
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Ytreza / Jrton80
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Ytreza / Luizz
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Ytreza / Volkenpuk

Scores:
Kllimm: 10 pt., Ytreza: 9 pt., Agmundr: 9 pt., Ratatoskr: 8 pt., Xerxes: 8 pt., L716: 8 pt., Steiger: 7 pt., Chaolaibhne: 7 pt., Freedom-: 7 pt., Wesley alves: 6 pt., Masterluke: 5 pt., Jrton80: 5 pt., Brench: 3 pt., Waegn: 3 pt., Gungnir: 3 pt., Luizz: 3 pt., Volkenpuk: 1 pt., Chuck ward: 0 pt., Epm180: 0 pt. (102 points of 102 = 100%)

Moves:
Jrton80: 270 mv., Xerxes: 256 mv., Masterluke: 244 mv., Chaolaibhne: 243 mv., Kllimm: 240 mv., Waegn: 225 mv., Steiger: 219 mv., Freedom-: 219 mv., Agmundr: 214 mv., Wesley alves: 211 mv., Ytreza: 208 mv., Ratatoskr: 197 mv., L716: 190 mv., Volkenpuk: 165 mv., Luizz: 156 mv., Gungnir: 126 mv., Chuck ward: 121 mv., Brench: 91 mv., Epm180: 16 mv. (Average per game 35 mv.)

Finished games:
Xerxes: 12 gm., Waegn: 12 gm., Kllimm: 12 gm., Epm180: 12 gm., Chaolaibhne: 12 gm., L716: 12 gm., Wesley alves: 12 gm., Luizz: 10 gm., Gungnir: 10 gm., Jrton80: 10 gm., Ytreza: 10 gm., Agmundr: 10 gm., Steiger: 10 gm., Freedom-: 10 gm., Masterluke: 10 gm., Chuck ward: 10 gm., Brench: 10 gm., Ratatoskr: 10 gm., Volkenpuk: 10 gm. (102 finished games of 102 = 100%, 45 timeouts)


Updated 12.11.2019
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