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The Chess Variant Pages

Who is Behind the Chess Variant Pages?


This is mainly a site of user-created content, not the personal site of one individual. If you want to contribute content to this site, the best way to get it done is to do it yourself. See How to Design and Post Your Own Game for details. In general, the staff is here to make sure you follow standards and to provide some assistance if you need it. We may sometimes do things for you, but we frequently don't have the time for that. If you have content to contribute, it's best that you write and post it yourself.

Editorial Staff

The Chess Variant Pages was founded by Hans Bodlaender in January of 1995. In the Spring of 1997, David Howe offered his help. By 1999, more editors had come along, including Fergus Duniho, who took over the site from David at the end of 2015. During the course of its existence, this site has had several different editors and contributors. Currently, the following people have editor status, and some of them are active in maintaining this site:

The following editors have been inactive for over a year, and they may be removed as editors if their inactivity continues:

If you wish to contact the editors in general, go here for our general email address. To contact a specific editor, click the link on his name to get an email address.

The following are past editors of this site. Although they are no longer active, they are, to varying degrees, responsible for much of the content found here.


Besides its editors, this site has content from many more contributors.

Game Inventors

This site also features the work of numerous Chess variant inventors, whether or not they have written any pages for this site.

WWW page created: May 28, 2016.