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Twixt is a game requiring large amounts of concentration as the game can be decided by the first move. The aim of the game is to connect two opposite sides of a scuare board using a knight’s jump in chess (2 x 1) or (1 x 2). This is one of the games that even the fastest of game players will use their time. This is not one for the faint-hearted with it affectionately being known as a headache game.

Draws are possible but very rare with sometimes the game being agreed as over by the third move! Despite all of the hard work needed to play it is still a rewarding game that we expect to be regarded as a classic game in the future.


Twixt has a special rule to compensate for the huge advantage for the first player. That rule is that once the first player has played a peg then the second player can chose to change sides where the played peg becomes theirs or they can play on as normal. Each player can place a peg anywhere in the centre of the board or their home edge. Then the player can join his pegs with a wall if they are connected by a Knight's jump in Chess (that is the diagonal of a 2x1 or 1x2 rectangle). This cannot cross any wall that is already on the board, but a player can remove any number of their own walls in their turn. The winner is the player that manages to connect their opposite homesides.

You can find out about opportunities to play Twixt live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.

MSO Twixt Champions

2012 Florian Jamain France World Champion
2011 David Pearce England World Champion
2010 Bharat Thakrar England Olympiad Champion
2009 David Bush USA Olympiad Champion
2008 Bharat Thakrar England Olympiad Champion
2007 Bharat Thakrar England Olympiad Champion
2006 David Bush USA Olympiad Champion
2005 David Bush USA Olympiad Champion
2004 Carl Ragnarsson Sweden Olympiad Champion
2003 Klaus Hussmanns Germany Olympiad Champion
2002 Peter Henke Germany Olympiad Champion
2001 Klaus Hussmanns Germany Olympiad Champion
2000 Klaus Hussmanns Germany Olympiad Champion
1999 Klaus Hussmanns Germany World Champion
1998 Klaus Hussmanns Germany World Champion
1997 Alexander Ranolph USA Olympiad Champion

Full results and other winners can be found in Results.

MSO Twixt Ranked Players:


  Bharat Thakrar, David Bush, Klaus Hussmanns


  Gert Schnider, Jan Stastna, Peter Henke


  Bharat, David Pearce, George Hassabis, Hartmut Thordsen, James Heppell

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