The Knight

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Another interesting fact about the knight: When it moves, it always lands on a square of the opposite color. Also, the knight can checkmate the the king when all other pieces are blocking the king from moving and he has nowhere to go.

The Pawn

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The pawn usually enters a game of chess first. What’s unique about a pawn is that only on its very first move, it can move 2 spaces forward (or 1 space if a player chooses), but can then only move 1 space forward for all other moves. The pawn is also the only pieces that captures pieces in a different …

Chess Basics from Sophie

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Okay, let’s start with the basics. A chess board contains 32 total pieces – 16 for each player. You and your opponent will each have 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, and 1 king. One of you will be the dark color (usually black) and the other will be the light color (usually white). When you set up …