• The 2024 Atomic Chess World Championship Rules

    The rules for the 2024 Atomic Chess World Championship on Lichess (Registration in August, games begin September).

  • The 2021 Atomar World Championship

    The 2021 Atomar World Championship was a special event to announce the creation of a new chess variant in which the participants would be playing a brand new variant sight unseen.

  • THE 2021 ATOMIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

    THE 2021 ATOMIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

    Special Announcement for 2021 Note: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atomic Chess, I’ve decided to run two separate tournaments to celebrate this chess variant and community. Many players today may have never experienced the early days of a brand new variant. The thrill of discovery. Everybody on a level playing field. No opening book…

  • The 2020 Atomic World Championship

    The 2020 AWC is currently in progress. Check this post or the Challonge link for the current pairings.

  • The 2020 Atomic World Championship Rules

    The 2020 Lichess Atomic Chess World Championship 1. Scope 1.1. The Lichess Atomic Chess World Championship for 2020 is to open the registration period on 1 August 2020. The registration period will end at 00:00 UTC on 1 September 2020. The first round of matches will commence at 00:00 UTC on 7 September 2020 and…

  • Rules Template for Running Online World Championships

    After the 2019 Atomic World Championships concluded – I wanted to write up a standard, easily editable template for rules in general. This is the end result of all of that time and work. The 2020 Atomic World Championship is coming up again soon as well. The specific rules for this year’s edition will be…

  • An Atomic Bildungsroman

    I first began my atomic chess pages way back on 21 July 2002 and they were hosted at one of my old websites, wild5.org.  I had actually begun some study of atomic chess prior to that time, but after starting my website, I studied atomic chess a lot more.  The site has transformed itself over…