- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
Each of the 6 different kinds of pieces moves differently. Pieces cannot move through other pieces (though the knight can jump over other pieces), and can never move onto a square with one of their own pieces. However, they can be moved to take the place of an opponent's piece which is then captured. Pieces are generally moved into positions where they can capture other pieces (by landing on their square and then replacing them), defend their own pieces in case of capture, or control important squares in the game. If the King is in check then you have to try to make it out of check or if you can't then depending who checked the King wins the game.
Pawns- move forward or sideways up to 2 spots (one turn only every other 1 spot) but never diagonal
Bishops- Can only move diagonal either way
Knights- Can only move in a L-shape
Rookes- Can move up or down or left or right
Queen- She can move in any one straight direction - forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally
King- can only move one square at a time but only in one direction
- 1 month ago
There are six pieces:
Pawn: Moves forward one square. On its first move, it can move forward two spaces. The pawn captures pieces that are one square diagonal to its current square. When the pawn gets to the other side of the board, it can turn into any piece other than the king or another pawn.
Bishop: This piece moves diagonally as far as it wants. This is also how it captures pieces.
Knight: Moves in an "L" shape. An easy way to do this as a beginner is to count two squares in one direction and one square to the side from there. This piece is the only one that can move through other pieces.
Rook: This piece moves in a line as far as it wants.
Queen: This piece moves as many squares as it wants in any direction. This is the most powerful piece, but at the same time, you could say it is the most vulnerable piece because when it is attacked, you have to move it away.
King: The entire game is centered around the king; if your king is checkmated (threatened by another piece with no possible move to prevent it from being captured on the next move), you lose the game. The king can move one square in any direction. PROTECT YOUR KING AT ALL COSTS!
Some other things to note--
Check: Your king is being attacked and your next move must protect the king.
Checkmate: Your king is being attacked and there is no legal move for you to escape check. When this happens, the game is over.
Stalemate: Your king is not being attacked and you have no legal moves. This results in the game being a draw.
Castling: If your king and rook are in their starting positions, have not moved, and there are no pieces between them, you can castle. To castle, move your king to the side two spaces and bring your rook to the other side. This move is important to protect your king and to bring your rook into the game.
En passant: This is the French term for "in passing". If a pawn has just moved up two squares and you have a pawn directly next to where it lands, ON THE NEXT TURN, you have the option of capturing the pawn as if it had only moved forward one square.
Here is a photo of how the board is set up at the beginning of a game. Hope this helped! :)
- Chris AncorLv 71 month ago
Find a teacher.
- JoLv 41 month ago
You move the chess-pieces.
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- MattmanLv 61 month ago
Pick up a book or have someone show you.