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Pieces

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In the following picture, you can see all the pieces and their movements.



Chess pieces

The King

The king can move to anywhere, but only one square . The king is the main chess piece. The player whose king is captured loses. This capture is called 'checkmate'. Checkmate happens once the king is under attack, can not move and can not be helped by other pieces. Its value is priceless.

The Queen

The Queen can move any number of squares diagonally (as a bishop) and also in horizontal and vertical directions (as a rook). The Queen can not jump over any pieces (as a knight). Its value is 9 points.

The Rook

The Rook can move any number of squares in horizontal and vertical directions. The Rook can not jump over any pieces. Its value is 5 points.

The Bishop

The Bishop can move any number of squares diagonally only. The Bishop can not jump over any pieces. Its value is 3 points.

The Knight

The Knight can move from one corner to the other of any 2x3 rectangle of squares (2+1 in L). The Knight is also the only piece that can jump over any other chess pieces. Its value is 3 points.

The Pawn

The Pawn can move from straight ahead only. From its starting square, the pawn can move 1 or 2 squares straight ahead. If the pawn is not on its starting square, it can only move 1 square straight ahead. Although pawn moves only forward, it captures only sideways 1 square diagonally forward. Its value is 1 point.    

Fill in the blanks activity

Read the paragraph below and fill in the missing words.

The can move to anywhere, but only . The king is the chess .

The can move any number of squares and also in and directions.

The can move any number of squares in and directions.

The can move any number of squares only.

The is also the only piece that can any other chess .

The can move from only.

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