The Chess Variant Pages

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

Use the left mouse button to select and deselect pieces and their destination squares. Use the right mouse button to go back to the starting setup.

WWW page and applet made by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: April 3, 1998.