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# Busting Beginner Basics Part 1: How the pieces and pawns move

Dec 26, 2017, 3:05 PM 7

Intro to the series: Ever heard the saying: ''An expert at something was once a beginner''(well, duh!)? Yes, Magnus Carlsen, the current World Champion, and highest rated player ever, was a beginner once(download the Play Magnus app!). So I'll be making this new series, ''Busting Beginner Basics'', to help beginners reach Magnus level. Well, ok, not Magnus level, but 1000 USCF level. Now, you can proceed to read this blog!

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piece

CHESS
a king, queen, bishop, knight, or rook, as opposed to a pawn.

This is the definition of ''piece'' on Google. Well, actually, not ''the'' because they were like 50, but the only one related at all to the great, time-consuming game of chess.

On a chessboard, they are 64 squares, 16 pieces, and 16 pawns. Without these pieces and pawns, the chessboard would be completely empty and we wouldn't be able to play chess! This blog will teach you, if you don't already know(which I'm guessing you don't cause you're reading this), how the beautiful pieces on a chessboard move.

Rook:

These pieces are on the 4 corners of the board in their initial setup, and look like and are sometimes known as ''castles''.

They move horizontally and vertically, and can't jump over pieces.

Knight:

These pieces are right next to the rook in their initial setup, and look like are sometimes referred to as ''horses''.

They move in an ''L'' shape in any which way and can jump over pieces.

Some examples of routes of knights:

2 squares up, one square left or right

1 square up, two squares left or right

2 squares down, 1 square left or right

1 square down, 2 squares left or right

Bishop:

These pieces are right next to the knight no matter what and next to the king or queen depending on their location at initial setup.

They move diagonally however many squares possible but cannot jump over pieces.

Queen: This piece is always next to the King and Bishop at initial setup.

She is a mix of Bishops and Rooks and move diagonally and horizontally and vertically but cannot jump over pieces.

King: This piece is always next to the Queen and Bishop and is the most important piece of the game.

He can only move one left, one right, one left and one up, one up, one right and one up, one down, one down and one right, and one down and one left. Yes, not exactly the best piece of the game, but you wouldn't want to lose it!

Hopefully, you learned something from this(like I'm a doofus) and stay tuned for my next blog!

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