Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : How to Move a Knight in a Chess Game

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : How to Move a Knight in a Chess Game


Now I am going to tell you about the knight.
The knight is a more complicated piece in its moves. The knight essentially moves two
squares in one direction and one square in the other direction so in that sense it is
performing the moves which would be like the letter L. Now just to bring that out a bit
if you had the knight here the knight could move two squares in this direction and one
in this direction and it can also from here move one square to here and then two in this
direction or it could move one here and two in this direction or it could move one this
way and two in this direction but the theme to note is that it does move essentially on
the ranks and the files and that it does go a two and a one move and whether it moves
this way first or it moves this way is optional. You do have the option of that. Now the other
thing, by the way it only ever makes that one move, there is none of sort of continuing
in one go, it just makes that one move that I have shown you and that is the move for
the knight. The other thing which is unique about the knight is that it does have the
option to jump over other pieces and that can be either its own piece or an opposing
piece and it is the only piece on the board that has that potential so in actual fact
if you had a situation like this the knight would be able to still move to here because
it can jump that piece or it could move to here or it could move to here or it could
move to here because it has the ability to jump those pieces. Now the knight cannot finish
up on a square occupied by its own piece so it cannot come to here because there is already
a white piece on that square but it could move to here and of course it could go to
here and remove this piece, that piece would be captured by the knight.

22 thoughts on “Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : How to Move a Knight in a Chess Game

  1. @sk8inmygarage Basicaly the Knight will always move onto the opposite color on it's next move. If it's on black, it will move to white. If it's on white, it will move to black. 1 and 2 and 2 and 1 are the same thing.

  2. now im going to tell you about comms "a knight can not finish on its own piece what about its not its own piece" send renforcement we are going to advance….send two and six we are going to a dance"

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