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A Bishop captures the same way any other pieces captures, by making a legal move to another square occupied by an opponent's piece. A bishop moves as many spaces as it can along a diagonal line of squares until it comes to either an opponent's or his own piece. It may not jump over another piece and may not land on the square of a color that is different than the one it was on when the game started.

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If an attacking piece moves to a square occupied by an opposing piece, the opposing piece is removed from the game ("captured") and replaced by the attacking piece.

While knights, bishops, rooks and queens all capture by exactly the same means as they move to unoccupied squares, the pawn is an exception. Pawns may not capture by advancing forwards (as in their normal movement), only by advancing diagonally forwards. That is to say, a white pawn on e4 may not capture a black piece on e5, it can only capture black pieces on d5 and f5.

A further exception applies to pawns in the case of an en passant capture. A pawn which has advanced two squares on its first move may be captured by a pawn on the same rank and an adjacent file as if the original pawn had only advanced one square. However, this capture is only legal immediately after the pawn makes the two square advance. For instance, with a black pawn on e4, white moves his pawn from d2 to d4; black may capture the pawn on d4 by moving his pawn from e4 to d3. This is to prevent pawns from being able to pass each other without risk of capture.

Finally, of course, the king may not capture a piece which is defended, as this would be moving into check. Similarly, captures which expose the king to check are illegal. For instance, black rook on h3, black bishop on g3, white pawn on h2, white king on h1. White cannot play hxg3, as this would expose the king to check from the rook.

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The bishop in Chess is the piece that sits on either side of the king and queen when the board is set up. The bishop moves diagonally. The bishop can move as far or as close as it would like along this diagonal. While moving along the diagonal, if the bishop hits another piece it must stop. If the piece is of the other color the bishop may "capture" this piece and remove it from the board. The bishop acquires the square that the enemy piece was residing upon. If the piece in the bishop's way is of the same color, the bishop must stop on one of the squares before the piece which interrupt it's path.

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A queen in chess can move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally as far as the path is not obstructed by another piece. After capturing a piece in opposite color, the queen should be placed on the same square the piece was placed.

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The bishop has no restrictions in distance for each move , but is limited to diagonal movement .

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To go diagonal on either the white or black squares.

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