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Pixelpusher: Chancellor chess

Here, the first applet ever that plays Chancellor Chess, a chess variant from about one century ago.

You can play the variant with, or without the Bishops Conversion Rule:

The bishops conversion rule

This rule, invented by Carlos Cetina, states that one of the players bishops may and must make a one-step orthogonal move as its first move.

This only works with Java enabled browsers.

Gollon's variant of Chancellor chess

Here, you see chancellor chess, as given in Gollon's book:

And the original

More information

See the index file for how to use the applet, version information, and more variants. The applet does not work with Netscape 3 or Internet Explorer 3.
WWW page and applet made by Hans Bodlaender and Eli Bachmupsky.
WWW page created: May 14, 1998.