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chess pieces click to hear : chess pieces

At the beginning of the game, each player has 16 pieces with different moves and value: a king, a queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns.
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knight click to hear : knight

Piece that can move at right angles (square movement); the knight is the only piece that can jump over any other piece.

bishop click to hear : bishop

Piece that can move backward or forward diagonally for as many squares as the player chooses.

queen click to hear : queen

The most powerful attack piece; it can move backward or forward in all directions for as many squares as the player chooses.

king click to hear : king

The most important piece in the game; it can move backward or forward in all directions one square at a time.

rook click to hear : rook

Piece that can move backward or forward horizontally or vertically for as many squares as the player chooses.

pawn click to hear : pawn

Piece that can advance one square at a time except at the beginning of the game, when it can advance one or two squares; it captures opposing pieces diagonally.