The President of AISE, Alessandro Castelli, sent me the following description about AISE, Associazione Italiana Scacchi Eterodossi, (the Italian Association of Chess Variants). (Some minor editing done by me.) Also, if you are a big chess enthusiast you may want to look for Italian hotels or Tuscany villas and visit AISE.
The AISE web site is no longer active. We do not know when or if it will be active again. June 23, 2004.
- The web site of AISE is no longer active: http://www.comune.macerata.it/associa/aise/aise.htm (In Italian).
AISE: Associazione Italiana Scacchi Eterodossi
AISE is an association devoted to chess variants and non chess games.
AISE's Members are from: Italy, USA, Canada, UK, France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Croatia, ...
AISE organises every year the following correspondence tournaments:
- International Championship: Italian Progressive C., English Progressive C., Avalanche C. (every three years), N-relay C. (every three years).
- AISE Championship: Circe Progressive C., Cannibal C., Italian Progressive C., Give-away C., Marseillais C., Progressive Take All C., Give-away Progressive C.
- Heterochess Olympics Games (every four years)
- Other International Grand Prix Tournaments:
- 1st. Trimester: Billiard Progressive C., English Progressive C., Kamikaze Progressive C., Spherical Progressive C., Marseillais C., Triplets C., Alice C., Liars C., N-Relay C., Tutti Frutti, U-chess, Janus, XiangQi, Shatar (Mongolian Chess), and NCG tournaments Spanish Pool, Give and Take, Cathedral.
- 2nd Trimester: Cylindrical Progressive C., Progressive Take All C., Slow Progressive C., Give-away Progressive C., Degradation Progressive C., Give-away Marseillais C., ChessGi, Compromise C., Minichess, Transportation Co-C., Shogi, Korean Shogi, and NCG tournaments Line of Action, Go 13x13.
- 3rd Trimester: Italian Progressive C., Cannibal C., Circe Progressive C., Scottish Modern C., Marseillais Take All C., Double Dynamo C., Conversion Co-C., Dynamo, Racing Kings, Reincarnation C., Ultima, Shatranj, Tori Shogi, and NCG tournaments Crossing, Amazons.
- 4th Trimester: Progressive Berolina C., Replacement Progressive C., Mutation Progressive C., Progressive Avalanche C., Doublemove C., O/R Co-C., Spherical C., Avalanche C., Give-away C., Siamese C. (Bughouse C.), ChangGi, Mini Shogi, and NCG Tournaments Go 9x9, International Checkers.
The AISE Bulletin is the Eteroscacco Magazine (ISSN 1121-6387). The first issue was published in 1980. Eteroscacco columns are: Chess Variants, Games from AISE tournaments, Theory and History of Chess Variants, Non Chess Games, Oriental Games, Book Reviews, ... The columns are in Italian, and sometimes in English.
Contact for information:
via Potenza 11
I-62010 Villa Potenza (MC)
Last modified: June 23, 2004.