Ultimate, Chess, and Go – Where do they overlap?

A vidcast-style conversation between four Ultimate Frisbee players who also have experience in Chess and/or Go (Baduk) – talking about strategical crossovers between the games, including how the early game situations compare, distribution of players or units across the playing area, the way handicaps are dealt with, holding “sente” (or the initiative), set plays / joseki / openings, and how the value of pieces & players changes as they become nearer to the sides or over-concentrated in a particular area.
We look at what lessons can be learned from each game, and briefly at how the advent of advanced AI has the potential to turn conventionally accepted strategies on their head.

Florian is a ~2.4k ELO online rated Chess player, Cédric reached 1 Dan in Go/Baduk, Felix has been playing Go since 2006 and runs the Brighton Go Club, and Ryan has been playing Chess for 30 years.

Ryan Lowe (host) is developing content at frisbeethrows.com, and Florian Gailliegue has written a book – “Ultimate in Motion” – which is available from Google Books at the Swarm Tier of the Hive patreon.

4 Offensive Mistakes – Clustering – (1/4) – Director’s Commentary

Hive Ultimate Producer Noah Brinkworth chats to Felix about the episode in his series on Offensive Mistakes. Watch video.
Watch Offensive Mistakes Episode 1 here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4-offensive-1-4-49347231

Sin the Fields vs Felix & Hex

Sin the Fields podcast did an episode on Hex Offence, and then brought Felix onto the show for an interview. Check out this podcast-style video with excerpts from the original episode, plus Felix’s reactions and additions to the STF Interview. Watch video.

Original STF episode: Ultiworld – Sin the Fields: Hex – A Revolution or Complete Nonsense?

0:00 Intro
1:58 Brian Kibbler with a very American view of Hex
6:22 STF 1st ep: Pat & Tad chat about Flex & Hex
10:45 STF Interview with Felix Shardlow (with reactions/additions)
1:00:05 Jason’s “Beating Brown B” response
1:01:13 Pat & Tad’s post-interview roundup
1:02:39 Felix talks about why top teams aren’t playing Hex yet
1:06:44 Felix explains where his passion & motivation for pushing hex/flex comes from – Clapham/GB story
1:11:50 Round-up / summary / conclusion

4 Offensive Mistakes – The Ultimate Problem – (0/4) – Director’s Commentary

Hive Ultimate Producer Noah Brinkworth chats to Felix about the introduction to his new series – Offensive Mistakes. Setting the scene, “The Ultimate Problem” explains how the traditional solution to teamwork on defence – the one-way force – is not sufficient to stop attackers getting free. Watch the Director’s Commentary (mostly audio), or watch Offensive Mistakes Episode 0 here.