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Subject: Game Record of the Final of the World Quickplay Hnefatafl Championships 2008 rss

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Here is the game record of the final of the World Quickplay Hnefatafl Championships 2008, held on the island of Fetlar, Shetland, United Kingdom on August 16, 2008. It was won by Wendy Suther­land of East Yorkshire, playing the defender (see article from the Shetland Times). http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2008/08/22/week-of-training-l...

Notation is that used in the tafl applet on the website Tafl: An Obsession. http://tafl.cyningstan.org.uk/

If you wish to play out the game on the applet on the site, set the board layout to "Trondheim II" and both the attacker and defender to "Human".

Attacker (Black) Defender (White)

1. D11-D9 G5-G3
2. K4-G4 F5-G5xG4
3. B6-C6 E5-D5
4. H1-H5 F4-H4xH5
5. F2-F4 G5-F5
6. E1-E5 G3-F3xF4
7. C6-C5xD5 D6-D5xE5
8. H11-H9 F5-E5
9. G1-G5 H4-G4xG5
10. J6-I6 F6-F5
11. K5-G5 H6-H5xG5
12. C5-C3 H5-H6
13. K6-K5 F5-J5
14. F1-J1 J5-J11

The match is recorded from the YouTube video of the game (the first move of both black and white is not shown in the video).

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