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What do the pieces of chess mean?

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A pawn is a piece that can only move forward, or diagonally one space while attacking. The pawn moves forward only one space at a time, except for the first time the pawn moves, when at that time you can choose to move one or two spaces. A pawn cannot jump pieces.
A rook can move vertically and horizontally only, and cannot jump peices. A rook can castle ( explained in King section )
A horse can move either 2 spaces vertically and 1 space horizontally, or 2 spaces horizontally and one space vertically. Horses are the only piece that can jump pieces.
A bishop can only move diagonally and cannot jump.
A queen can move any space vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
A king can only move one space at a time, in any direction. A king can castle, meaning that if the king and either rook is still in the starting position, and there is no space between them, the king can move to where the rook is, and the rook moves one space to the side that the king just came from.

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The pieces in the Chess are your army your job is to destroy the other persons king. If you kill the king then you have won the game. If you have killed the other person's army but not the king and he kills your king before you can kill their then they have still won the game. Make your moves wisely you don't want your king killed.

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Both pieces are Bella. It shows the transformation she has gone thru. From being the weakest player on the board to the most powerful player on the board. Because she is a new born vampire she is much stronger than the other Cullens... Even Emmett.

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The king is the most important piece, but is one of the weakest. The king can only move one square in any direction - up, down, to the sides, and diagonally. The king may never move himself into check

The queen is the most powerful piece. She can move in any one straight direction - forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally - as far as possible as long as she does not move through any of her own pieces.

The rook may move as far as it wants, but only forward, backward, and to the sides.

The bishop may move as far as it wants, but only diagonally. Each bishop starts on one color (light or dark) and must always stay on that color.

Knights move in a very different way from the other pieces - going two squares in one direction, and then one more move at a 90 degree angle, just like the shape of an "L". Knights are also the only pieces that can move over other pieces.

Pawns are unusual because they move and capture in different ways: they move forward, but capture diagonally. Pawns can only move forward one square at a time, except for their very first move where they can move forward two squares. Pawns can only capture one square diagonally in front of them. They can never move or capture backwards. If there is another piece directly in front of a pawn he cannot move past or capture that piece .

You can look to the related link below which will provide additional information about the game of chess .

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You should play a different game because you're playing too much chess.

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Look to the related link below for information regarding how these different chessmen move .

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your troops and soldiers and kings and queens and bishops and knights and castles

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