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The Chess Variant Pages



Pixelpusher: Modern chess

Here, the first applet ever that plays Modern Chess, a chess variant featuring a minister, which moves like bishop or knight.

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

Modern Chess by Maura Vicente

With 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.

More information

See the index file for how to use the applet, version information, and more variants.
WWW page and applet made by Hans Bodlaender and Eli Bachmupsky.
WWW page created: May 14, 1998. The applet does not work with Netscape 3 or Internet Explorer 3. Users of Opera may also have problems running this applet. Last modified: April 15, 2002.