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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Dominique Leste.

Arch-Chancellor Chess

By Dominique Leste



Standard chess board is used.


Bishops are replaced by 2 Archbishops and the Knights by 2 Chancellors. 


Archbishops can move either as a Bishop or a Knight.

Chancellors can move either as a Rook or a Knight.

Pawns may promote to a Queen, Chancellor, Archbishop, or Rook.


Standard chess rules are used, except for the above.


5 strong pieces causing a lot of tactics and headaches for players.


Standard chess equipment may be used, Bishops for Archbishops and Knights for Chancellors.