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Millennium Chess - The Knight

Millennium Chess - The Knight

ijgeoffrey
Jul 7, 2015, 9:42 PM 2

In my last post, I introduced you to the game of Millennium Chess. In this post, I will explain the 3D motion of the first piece: the knight.

Though most beginner's looks start with the pawn, I have decided to begin with the knight because I find its 3D extrapolation to be the simplest, and therefore best to start us out.

Now, on a normal chess board, the knight moves in an L-shape. This motion could be described as, "up one, over two" or "up two, over one." When thought of in these terms, the 3D motion becomes rather simple: the knight may also move "up one [level], over two [spaces]" or "up two [levels], over one [space]." Of course, the up's can be replaced with down's as well. Take a look at the diagrams below, which represent Boards 1, 2, and 3. Let the white knights represent your pieces, and the black knights represent the squares to which they can move.

 



 



 

That concludes my explanation of the motion of the knight in Millennium Chess. If you have any thoughts or questions, please post them in the comments section! And be sure to look out for my next post on the bishop.

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