Why knight always looks left?

  • #81

    Chess is a visual game, so I prefer the Knights "en profile" and not "en face" on the board.

    En face they are equal slender/slim as a Pawn or Bishop...

  • #82

    Aye, knights can move at tremendous speeds...

  • #83

    especially when they strike or draw.

  • #84

    Have you noticed that chess.com have adopted both left and right...Left in the current games list and right on the current game played.

  • #85

    I was thinking about this just know, and I found this very old post.  Up it goes!

  • #86
    RetiFan wrote:

    I noticed that on internet and on books, knight always looks towards left as a piece figure. Does anyone know why it is like that and they're not looking towards right?

    Because they look to the left. Just Saying.

  • #87

    Some people face their knights in different ways. Some face them backwards, left, right, facing each other, to the front etc. But I just think it's their opinion on how they usually place their knights.

  • #88

    It's not just knights that can face to the left, it's also bishops that can too. Some people's bishops are forwards, backwards, facing each other etc. So it's not just the knight! happy.png

  • #89
    RomyGer wrote:

    Chess is a visual game, so I prefer the Knights "en profile" and not "en face" on the board.

    En face they are equal slender/slim as a Pawn or Bishop...

    THis is a very important question.

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