You can play several of my chess variants per e-mail. The following links lead to graphical interfaces for e-mail chess, where you can challenge human opponents.
To those who prefer more or less standard chess, or Fischer Random, I recommend...
Chess256 (Randompawns Chess) or...
Fischer Placement Chess - swap king and/or queen before play begins (Chess25).
Placement Chess - a modest version of above variant.
Revised Chess - a pawn on 7th can capture forwards.
Configuration Chess - a swap method that generates 400 positions
Relocation Chess (King or Queen can be relocated)
Chess-9 (a swap method that generates 9 positions)
Regiment Chess (a swap method where only the kings are mirrored)
Arrangement Chess (a swap method that generates a 100 different positions)
Chess64 (Relocation Random Chess)
Chess400 (Configuration Random Chess)
Chess484 (Regroupment Random Chess)
Chess20 (Placement Random Chess)
Regiment Random Chess
Chess100 (Arrangement Random Chess)
Castle Chess - with extended castle rule
Adjutant Chess - a modest variant with empty extra corner squares
Adjutant Chess (2) - with Adjutants, a kind of enhanced bishop.
Gustavian Cannon Chess - the Swedish Cannon is a relative to the Korean Cannon
Culverin Chess - the Culverin cannon steps like a king but captures by jumping
Zeppelin Chess - the Zeppelin flies directly to any empty square orthogonally.
Flexible Chess - a modest drop variant.
Reformed Chess - a modest variant with pawn swap.
Improved Chess - a modest variant with oblique pawn move.
Dynamic Chess - a modest variant with oblique pawn move.
Valiant Chess - a modest variant with oblique pawn move.
Extrapawn Chess - standard chess with extra pawn in the reserve
Alpaca Chess - the Alpaca is worth 2 pawns.
Pyrrhus Chess - the Pyrrhus can paralyze an enemy piece.
Gorgona Chess - the Gorgona can paralyze but not capture.
Turret Chess - the Turret catapult can sling pieces.
Oxybeles Chess - the Oxybeles catapult can sling to the farthest square.
Secutor Chess - the Secutor must collide to capture.
Dimachaer Chess - the Dimachaer must collide to moves and capture.
Essedar Chess - the Essedar must collide to move.
Accessory Chess - a drop variant with a Divaricator, that captures by withdrawal.
The Hopper Chess variants are sophisticated and somewhat ferocious:
Hopper Chess and
Hopper Chess (with Scorpions)
Those strategically disposed should have a look at my two Mastodon Chess variants:
Mastodon Chess (10x10) and
Mastodon Chess (8x10)
Orphic Chess is a very tactical, and intriguing, drop variant:
or try the alternative variant, with Elks:
Orphic Chess (with Elks).
My two double-move chess variants are quite functional:
Twinmove Chess (compulsory) and
Twinmove Chess (uncompelled).
Scorpion Chess features the new Scorpion pawn.
Randomscorpions Chess is a randomized version of Scorpion Chess.
Swedish Chess the solution to opening monotony?
Dromedary Chess, the long-leaper movement employed in a completely new fashion.
Elk Chess - features the restive Elk.
Elk Chess - with Scorpions instead of pawns.
Elephant Chess features the time-honoured Burmese Elephant.
Meteoric Chess - a drop-chess close to standard chess.
New Chess is drop-chess with pawn relocation. Ideal for training and for avoiding theory.
Gunnery Chess is an advanced tactical variant with cannon pawns.
Gunnery Chess (with Scorpions) is the same as above, but with Scorpions instead of pawns.
Gunnery Chess (8x10) is a very advanced tactical variant with cannon pawns and Mastodons.
Hopper-Elk Chess is a dynamic variant which combines hopper moves and Elks.
Gustav III's Chess is a classy variant invented by king Gustav III of Sweden.
Gustavian Camelrider Chess features long-leaping Camelriders on a Gustavian board.
Gustavian Camelrider Chess (with Scorpions) is the same as above but with Scorpions instead of pawns.
Elkrider Chess introduces the very interesting Elkrider piece.
Cannonrider Chess introduces the very special Cannonrider piece.
Gustavian Cannonrider Chess Cannonriders on a Gustavian board.
Magicpawns Chess - pieces can change place with friendly pawns.
Royal CannonChess is a challenging variant where pieces can launch themselves as cannon balls.
Commodore Chess features an extended form of cannon piece, the Commodore, on the very sensible Gustavian board.
Brigadier Chess introduces the new Brigadier piece. Played on a Gustavian board.
Seirawan Chess by Yasser Seirawan. Play S-chess online here.
Descent Chess. This drop variant was not invented by me, but I heartily recommend it!
My variants with only standard equipment are also summarized here.
TascBase - an advanced key-tree chess database
Chess Assistant 2.0 - a refined DOS chess database
Relocation variants - enhanced variance in chess
Schackspelarens spelstil - (in Swedish)
The Chessplayer's playing style - (in English)
StandardRating - ett program för ratingberäkning (in Swedish)
StandardRating - a program for rating calculation
BlindChess - a freeware DOS blindfold chess program.
MiniMonrad - a freeware Monrad pairing program
MiniMonrad - ett Monradslottningsprogram (in Swedish)
My chess games
M. Winther chess games - some of my games at 365Chess.com
FICS - spela schack online
Mindsports - en brädspelssajt där man kan spela online
Megaglass - massor av spelpjäser av glas
British Chess Variants Society - Brittiska förbundet för schackvarianter.
Chinese checkers - om Kinaschack och Halma.
Encyclopedia Mythica - mytologisk encyklopedi.
Biblical studies - bl.a. skrifterna från Nag Hammadi bl a Tomasevangeliet.
Theological Journal på CD, m.m. - diverse teologiska tidskrifter
Encyclopedia.com - engelsk standard-encyklopedi
Saint John of the Cross - texter av Johannes av Korset (inkl. Dark Night of the Soul)
Immortal Chess forum - schackforum på ryska och engelska
Board Game Studies -
forskning om brädspel|
BrainKing - ytterligare en brädspelssajt där man kan spela online
Chess paintings - hundratals målningar med schackmotiv.
The Chess Variant pages - Schackvarianter
365Chess.com - Chess Games Database Online
The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Greek Mythology Link - allt om grekisk mytologi.
Religion, psykologi, filosofi, m.m.
The Franciscan Archive