Jacob Seidelin has been busy building a 3D chess game using the canvas HTML element. Each chess piece is rendered as an individual canvas element.
Despite what the on page instructions currently say, you can use the mouse to move pieces. Click on the piece you wish to move, and the program will give you a choice of positions. Click and drag the mouse to rotate the board – the pieces are hidden during rotation to allow smooth rotation. The game does not currently have any AI players. As with normal chess, white goes first.