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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-12-16
 Inventor:    Peguilhen. The Emperor's Game. Variant on 10 by 10 board from 19th century Germany. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2021-05-11 UTC

Oops, sorry. I just cloned the diagram for The Sultan's Game and removed the Marshall, without realizing the Sultan's game swaps the a-side N and B compared to their orthodox position. I fixed this now. For the castling I still have to figure out a solution.


Jörg Knappen wrote on 2021-05-11 UTC

The new setup is mistaken, the Knights are between the Rooks and the Bishops, and the Bishops are on different colours, compare p. 77 in the book by L. Tressan here: https://books.google.de/books?id=n64UAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


H. G. Muller wrote on 2021-05-11 UTC
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The Emperor's Game


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-12-17 UTC

Thank you for the correction. I have updated both this page and the Sultan's Game page.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-17 UTC

The name of the German author is Tressau, not Tressan. I know, it's confusing because the original book was written in gothic script and the u and the n are very similar (although slightly different). Here is a u, so Tressau.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-12-17 UTC

I have rewritten most of this page with updated information from Jean-Louis Cazaux's excellent new book A World of Chess, co-authored with Rick Knowlton. The previous version had incorrectly identified the author of a book on chess variants as the game's inventor. Additional historical information has also been added.


Jose Carrillo wrote on 2008-06-15 UTC
The Emperors Game is one of the original variants to display some of the 'Modern' principles: Reverse Symmetry and symmetric castling to either flank of the board.

John Ayer wrote on 2003-08-11 UTC
L. Tressan, or perhaps Tressau, also invented a slightly larger variant,
the Sultan's Game, on this website at
http://www.chessvariants.com/large.dir/sultan.html .

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