|ChessV is an open-source, universal chess variant program for Windows PC with a graphical user-interface, sophisticated AI, support for opening books and other features of traditional chess programs. The developer of this program, Gregory Strong, has been adding more variants with each release of ChessV. Currently, over 50 chess variants are supported.|
It is possible to customize the variants it supports. Of all chess variants currently supported, two of the most-played variants are Chess960 and Grand Chess.
|Fairy-Max is an AI for playing Chess variants created by Harm Geert Muller. It is free open-source software. It was created for the purpose of empirically evaluating fairy pieces, by allowing those to participate amongst orthodox Chess pieces in Chess games aimed at checkmating an opponent royal piece.|
|Fairy-Max is only an AI. It does not provide any graphics to display the position of the game it is playing, but only relays the moves as text. It is primarily designed to be run as an engine inside the WinBoard GUI, (or its Linux counterpart XBoard), and it communicates with this GUI in WinBoard protocol. Although there are several other GUIs that support WinBoard protocol, they will in general not offer as much variant support as WinBoard / XBoard. Most GUIs only support normal Chess. Fairy-Max does now also support Grand Chess.|
- Battle of the Goths
A Grand Chess demo match between:
- Scorpio (Nebiyu)
Nebiyu is a general game playing engine based on Scorpio. Its target is to support many variants of Chess (including Grand Chess), Checkers
Reversi , Go and Amazons.
- ig Game Center (live play)
Scroll down to play @ iG Game Center
- Grand Chess - Wiki
- Grand Chess - Traditional Chess variants, as rated by Grandmaster Larry Kaufman
Note that the author Benedikt Rosenau ranks Grand Chess among the traditionals. We're flattered :)
- Grand Chess' entry at BoardGameGeek
- Grand Chess - NationMaster Encyclopedia
- Grand Chess @ The Chess Variant Pages
- Grand Chess @ Richard's PBeM Server (turnbased play)
- Grand Chess @ BrainKing (turnbased play)
- Grand Chess - play against a computer @ PathGuy.com
- Grand Chess @ Zillions
Grand Chess is included with the Zillions v.2.0 game machine.
Read a review in Hans Bodlaender's Chess Variants Pages.