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  1. Chess variants hit counter for readers interested in fairy chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 12:59 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Please click on this blog entry if at all interested in chess variants (fairy chess). I'm looking for a crude (if rather low) worldwide estimate of such people. Included below are links/info/thoughts about chess variants that may be of some interest.

    1st link: (free membership):

    Note that for 2016, the webmaster informs me that the main site for has been getting in the neighborhood of 50,000 ...

    Updated 07-01-2017 at 02:44 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Chess variants
  2. Links: My 12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess & 12x8 Wide Chess

    by , 08-03-2016 at 12:58 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Below are links to two wide board chess variant inventions of mine that have pages on The Chess Variant Pages; on that free membership website, members can play these variants with its Game Courier email system:

    12x10 Wide Nightrider Chess (includes Nightrider and Champion fairy chess pieces plus fast castling rules):

    12x8 Wide Chess (includes 2 kinds of non-colour-bound elephant pieces plus fast ...

    Updated 09-09-2018 at 11:36 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Chess variants
  3. Chess variants playing package (e.g. 10x10 Sac Chess variant)

    by , 07-23-2016 at 05:23 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    FYI, link included for free chess variants package (plays e.g. my 10x10 Sac Chess [std 6 chess pcs & the 6 classic chess variant compound pcs]):

    From circa 2016, here's part of a post by Dr. H.G. Muller, partly re: Sac Chess (a bit computer-resistant variant: large # legal moves + heuristics), to play chess variants against a computer, or to program one to do so:

    "...I happen to host a package of WinBoard + Sjaak II at ...

    Updated 11-25-2017 at 05:10 PM by Kevin Pacey

    Chess variants
  4. Animal joke

    by , 05-07-2016 at 02:57 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's an original animal joke of mine (afaik):

    One day a cuckoo bird met a rooster in a barnyard. The cuckoo bird said "The farmer has a bird like me in a clock that tells him the time every hour. You tell him the time only once a day. What else do you do"? The rooster replied "I make sure all the hens lay eggs for the farmer, and I stay with the hens to guard them. That's not what I heard you birds do. In fact, I'm so good at what I do, I heard that when I am older, ...

    Updated 05-07-2016 at 04:34 AM by Kevin Pacey

    Nothing to do with chess
  5. Chess haiku

    by , 05-07-2016 at 02:47 AM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Here's an original chess haiku of mine (afaik):

    Precious seconds left
    I give perpetual check
    Mark result then drink

    A link to 5 riddles of mine:

    A link to 2 fairy tale jokes of mine:

    A link to an animal joke of mine:

    Updated 05-07-2016 at 04:39 AM by Kevin Pacey

    Nothing to do with chess
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