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No , the Knight can , as any Chess piece , only capture the square upon which it lands .

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Q: Can you wipe out the king and queen at the same time with a knight in chess?
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What pieces do you use in American chess?

'American' chess uses the same pieces as modern international chess. The pieces are King, Queen (archaically known as the Minister), Bishop, Knight, Rook, and Pawn. Each player gets 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Bishops, 2 Knights, 2 Rooks, and 8 Pawns.

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No, it either moves along files and ranks or in diagonals.

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How do you get a checkmate with a king and a queen v.s. a single king in chess?

By pinning the king along the edge of the board. You want your king on the same rank or file as the king with one space in between. Then all you have to do is get your queen in between the kings. Checkmate.

What happens when a knight reaches the other side of the chess board?

The Knight , unlike a pawn , remains the same whereas a Pawn can be promoted to any piece other than the King upon reaching the last rank .

Are a king And Queen the same?

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Yes, in one very specific situation called Castling. If the King has not moved, and a Rook has not moved, then if the intervening pieces (Knight, Bishop, Queen) have moved out of the way, then you may protectively castle the king by moving him two squares on his side or three on the queen's, and moving the rook two to the left or right as appropriate to defend him.

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In chess, a king can capture any other piece except another king. Getting next to a the opposing king puts you in check because it allows your king to be taken first losing the game. Moving next to the opposing queen is the same situation unless the queen moves next to the king as some sort of sacrifice ploy.

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The queen can do the same moves as a bishop and a rook.

How are the chess pieces put on the board?

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