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.
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:
- Fergus Duniho: Webmaster, Site Owner, and Creator of Game Courier and the Diagram Designer.
- Joe Joyce
- Ben Reiniger
- Greg Strong: Creator of ChessV.
- H. G. Muller: Creator of Fairy-Max, Interactive Diagrams, and the GAME-Code Generation Wizard.
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 Although they are no longer active, they are, to varying degrees, responsible for much of the content found here.
- Hans L. Bodlaender: Founder. Editor-in-Chief until 2003. Chief Editor Emeritus.
- David Howe: Editor-in-Chief until 2015.
- Peter Aronson: Editor-in-Chief, alongside David from 2001 to around 2008
- John William Brown
- Jean-Louis Cazaux
- Tom Cook
- Antoine Fourrière
- Ed Friedlander: Creator of many Java Applets for Playing Chess Variants.
- Ben Good
- Jeremy Gabriel Good
- Bryan Lambert
- John Lawson
- Chuck Moulton
- Glenn Overby II
- Tony Quintanilla
- Olivier Ronat
- Erez Schatz
- Peter Spicer
- Pavel Tikhomirov
- James Trimm
- Vu Q. Vo
Besides its editors, this site has content from many more contributors.
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.