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The Rook Chess Piece

The rook chess pieces can be a powerful piece because of the number of spaces it can access at any one time. You get two of them at the beginning but don't waste them. The rook chess piece is limited to horizontal and vertical straight line movement

The Pawn Chess Piece

The pawn chess piece is by far the weakest of the chess pieces. However, there can be power in numbers. Try and promote these guys. Pawn chess pieces are not very flexible. These pieces can only move forward and at a very slow pace. When a pawn

The Knight Chess Piece

The knight chess piece can be a powerful piece because it has the ability to "hop" over other pieces. You get two of them at the beginning but don't waste them. The knight chess piece can move one space horizontally and two spaces vertically or two spaces

The Bishop Chess Piece

The bishop chess piece is an important piece but often times their power is not revealed until the end of the game. You get two of them at the beginning but don't waste them. The bishop is limited to diagonally movement in any direction for as many

The Queen Chess Piece

The queen chess piece is powerful and for this reason the queen is a highly protected piece. The king and queen chess pieces are the most important pieces on the board. The king is obviously important since capturing it wins the game. If the queen is captured

The King Chess Piece

The goal of a game of chess is to capture the king chess piece. The king is the most important piece but is not the most powerful. A king chess piece is the center of the game in all regards but is certainly not the most powerful.