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Texas Two-Step: an obscure political commentary

"Shall we dance?"

This is a pawnless Chancellor Chess variant.


Setup is as pictured. Click on the image to get the preset.


The pieces are the standard FIDE pieces plus the Chancellor, the Rook-kNight combination piece.


The board is spun 90 degrees.

No piece may move more than 2 squares.

Bishops have a 1-square backwards move in addition to their normal diagonal move.

Except where otherwise noted, all rules of FIDE chess apply.


This game is subtitled: "an obscure political commentary" for reasons that will become obvious during play.

The "Nuclear Option" variant, where all pieces move normally, is not recommended.

This 'user submitted' page is a collaboration between the posting user and the Chess Variant Pages. Registered contributors to the Chess Variant Pages have the ability to post their own works, subject to review and editing by the Chess Variant Pages Editorial Staff.

By Joe Joyce.
Web page created: 2007-09-06. Web page last updated: 2007-09-06