The Chess Variant Pages



The 39 challenge: Index

In summer 1998 till spring 1999 a contest will be held to design a chess variant on a board with 39 squares. Here you will find links to information on the contest, the entries, the winners, etc. You can now participate in voting on the finalists. Please vote before June 15, 1999.

The games

  1. Thirty-Nine Squares Chess, by Andy Kurnia. 2nd place!
  2. Hex39, by Torben Mogensen.
  3. Power Chess 1998, by Ronald Hoekstra. Finalist!
  4. Heaven, by Rob Nierse. Third place!
  5. Dagger Chess, by David Moeser.
  6. Robber-Baron, by Seth McGinnis. First place and `Best game for children'!
  7. Reality Check, by Andrew Juell.
  8. Combination Chess, by David Howe. Finalist!
  9. King and Queen, by Dennis Xay Voong.
  10. Pirate Chess, by Guillermo Alcántara.
  11. Cycle Chess, by Andy Kurnia.
  12. 4-Player Pothole Chess, by Dave Hogarty and Seth Blanchard.
  13. spIndecision Beryl, by Alexandre Muñiz.
  14. Lotus-39, by David Moeser.
  15. Ben 39, by Ben Good.

The finalists and winners

  1. Robber-Baron, by Seth McGinnis.
  2. Thirty-Nine Squares Chess, by Andy Kurnia.
  3. Heaven, by Rob Nierse.
  4. Combination Chess, by David Howe.
  5. Power Chess 1998, by Ronald Hoekstra.
Best game for children:
  1. Robber-Baron, by Seth McGinnis.
  2. Hex39, by Torben Mogensen.

See also


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WWW page created: June 8, 1998. Last modified: November 21, 1999.