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The King!

  • The King starts on the e1 square for white and the e8 square for black (if you don't know what this means, check out the Chess Notation page)

  • Once your king is check-mated (defined in the Terms section), the game is over, and your opponent wins, regardless of the score

  • The king piece can move one single square in any direction

  • The king cannot move onto a square that is currently occupied by a piece from its own team

  • The king piece cannot move to any square that puts them into a "check" position (check out the Terms section)

  • The king piece can participate in a move known as "castling"(check out the Terms section)

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The King

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