At the 27th SEA Games, 11-22 December in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar several known and lesser known variants of chess were seen: Traditional (=‘Myanmar chess’!), ‘Asean Chess’, Chess960, ‘Transfer Chess’ (=Bughouse) and – phew – also ‘normal’ chess. In the latter section, Vietnames GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son clinched the gold medal in both the rapid and the blitz sections.