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# Can the Knight move up 1 and over 2 as well as up 2 and over 1?

• #41
ProfessorPownall wrote:

Gawwd to you too. But this information is very helpful for those who attempt blindfold chess. Also, positions occur in the "mind" during correspondence chess. And again, in OTB games often leaving the table for a break the game position comes to mind. I've had some of my best inspirations away from the board, seeing the position in my mind and visualizing the next move. The L shape is quite cumbersome. Many players visualize the Knights destination differently.

well since a knight moves from a light to a dark square and viceversa chances are I will not miss by much unless you move me out into the tall timber somewhere

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ah the good old days when a knight could sit on a horse without getting shunted off and they didnt behead horses. sigh.

• #46

knights move to the nearest non-adjacent square of opposite color

• #47

A Knight moves 1 square in the manner of a Rook and then 1 square in the manner of a Bishop.

At the starting position the Knight is placed between the Rook and Bishop.

• #48
ProfessorPownall wrote:

A Knight moves 1 square in the manner of a Rook and then 1 square in the manner of a Bishop.

At the starting position the Knight is placed between the Rook and Bishop.

This doesn't seem right. I'm a beginner but I've never heard of the Knight moving diagonally like a Bishop.

• #49

Study the chess board.  The manner in which the knight reaches its destination square (instead of the traditional L shape) can be described in the fashion described. It actually is simplier, more direct, and easier to mentally visualize with the eyes closed. The Knight needs to move only 2 squares and not 3 as for the L shape to reach it's destination. The light/dark squares can be visualized with the Knight always going to the opposite. The Knight moves through the 1st  rank or file square then diagonally in a forward manner. This "method" of teaching the Knight move is actually very common, especially in European and Russian countries. It eliminates thoughts of "jumping over a square".

• #50

You're right. That is an easier way to think of it. Thanks!

• #51
RFelder wrote:

You're right. That is an easier way to think of it. Thanks!

YW. You said you were a new player. This often makes it easier to look at somethings from a different perspective. Old habits die hard they say.

Another thing to notice is whatever square the Knight is on light or dark, the adjacent square along the file or rank naturally is of the opposite color. The diagonal square forward will always be the same color as the 1st square.

Dark square > light square . light square

Light square > dark square > dark square

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