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The Knight!

  • The knights start on b1 and g1 for white and b8 and g8 for black (if you don't know what this means, then go the the Chess Notation page)

  • The Knight chess piece moves in a very mysterious way because the Knight is limited in the number of squares it can move to

  • The piece moves in a shape similar to the uppercase "L"

  • The Knight piece can move forward, backward, left or right two squares and must then move one square in either perpendicular direction

  • The Knight piece can only move to one of up to eight positions on the board

  • The Knight piece can move to any position that is not taken by another one of your pieces

  • The Knight piece can skip over any other pieces to reach its destination position

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The Knight

Move to ---> The Rook

Back to ---> The Bishop

Back to ---> Beginner Basics

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