The 39 challenge: IndexIn 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 Winners.
- The Challenge. Contest rules and more information.
- Interview with Seth McGinnis, winner of the contest.
- The 39-Challenge Chess Variant Tournament. Announcement of the competition held to play the games in the tournament.
- List of results and completed games of the Tournament. (Link.)
- Zip-file containing all files of the 39-contest from the Chess Variant Pages. Download them all at once, and read at ease without being connected to the Internet.
- Page with comments on the games.
- Thirty-Nine Squares Chess, by Andy Kurnia. 2nd place!
- Hex39, by Torben Mogensen.
- Power Chess 1998, by Ronald Hoekstra. Finalist!
- Heaven, by Rob Nierse. Third place!
- Dagger Chess, by David Moeser.
- Robber-Baron, by Seth McGinnis. First place and `Best game for children'!
- Reality Check, by Andrew Juell.
- Combination Chess, by David Howe. Finalist!
- King and Queen, by Dennis Xay Voong.
- Pirate Chess, by Guillermo Alcántara.
- Cycle Chess, by Andy Kurnia.
- 4-Player Pothole Chess, by Dave Hogarty and Seth Blanchard.
- spIndecision Beryl, by Alexandre Muñiz.
- Lotus-39, by David Moeser.
- Ben 39, by Ben Good.
The finalists and winners
- Robber-Baron, by Seth McGinnis.
- Thirty-Nine Squares Chess, by Andy Kurnia.
- Heaven, by Rob Nierse.
- Combination Chess, by David Howe.
- Power Chess 1998, by Ronald Hoekstra.
- The previous tournament: design a variant on a board with 38 squares.
- An Introduction to Lotus-39, by David Moeser.
WWW page maintained by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: June 8, 1998. Last modified: November 21, 1999.