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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-02-08
 Author: John  Ayer. Inventor: Hugo  Legler. Legler's Chess. Modest 1926 variant using an Archbishop and a Chancellor. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2004-08-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Replying to Charles Gilman: Legler probably allows 'castling' using the Kings and the pieces in the corners of the board. So leaving the Rooks on the h-file means that they will still be available for castling after the Chancellors have left their home squares. When I independently came up with Paulowich's Chancellor Chess in 1997, I started off with that kind of castling rule. My variant just adds Chancellors (on the a-file), but also switches the Queens with the remaining Rooks. The revised version replaces castling with a King's Leap rule. Currently playtesting my Zillions file (kingleap.zrf) for this King's Leap Chess. <p>Michael Howe cites Schmittberger as giving the Marshal and the Queen equal value in 'Grand Chess.' Wow! I consider the Chancellor (Marshal) to be at least a pawn lower than the Queen in Unicorn Chess and Unicorn Great Chess. Note: the Piececlopedia entry for Camel has recently turned into a mini-debate on piece values.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-01-18 UTCGood ★★★★
I am slightly surprised that the new compound pieces are on Queen's-side files. Does this really play better than having them King's-side?

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-02-09 UTCGood ★★★★
Is there any generally accepted value for a Cardinal/Archbishop/Janus on an 8 x 8 board? The value 7 Pawns comes to mind, but I'm not sure from where. Possibly it's 1.5 Rooks, or the average value of a Rook and a Queen using the Spielmann values (4.5 and 8.5).

Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2003-02-08 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Zillions file added, thanks to Peter Aronson.

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