Chess Pieces Names And Their Moves.

Chess Pieces Names And Their Moves.

Chess is all about playing in a board with pieces, so it is required for every chess player to know about chess pieces names and their moves

If you have any confusion related to what is chess pieces called and how they move. Then here I will explain all the chess piece names and their movement. And I will also detail you about the value of each piece.

So now you might wonder about what is value??

Well, value means the Importance of chess pieces in reference to another chess piece, chess pieces with a low value has less importance and vice versa.

There are 8 pawns,2 Rook, 2 Knight, 2 Bishop, 1 King, 1 Queen, with these pieces we have to play our whole chess game

In chessboard, there are 64 blocks and 32 pieces:16 white pieces and 16 black pieces.16 pieces belong to you and 16 belong to the opponent.

The person with white pieces will get a chance to move a piece first.

Let’s Talk About Chess Pieces Names.

Chess Pieces Names and their moves.



Value of Pawn=1

Pawn is less valuable as compared to other chess pieces so if you anywhere get an opportunity to take any other pieces which is of high value then you must go-ahead to take that piece.

You can also take the opponent pawn with your pawn if you think, that move will build your game strategy.

But it doesn’t mean you lose your pawn for no value, pawn plays an important role in the end game race.

How Does Pawn Move?

pawn is the piece that moves 2 moves forward in his first step and after that moves 1 step only.

And Pawn takes pieces Diagonally.

Click here to know more about pawn.

pawn move



Value of Rook=5

Rook is a piece which helps to castle in a chess game, castling is done through a rook and the king,

A rook is 2nd most valuable piece among all other chess pieces.

In endgame rook should move in the same line when rook is in the same line in endgame then it gives you good attacking.

How Rook Moves.

The rook moves horizontal and vertical on the chessboard in any direction and in any possible block.

rook move



Value Of Bishop=3

The value of a bishop is equal to the value of a knight, it means that you can take an opponent knight with your bishop, it will consider being equal as neutralizing move.

There are two bishops on the chessboard, one bishop is in the white block and another bishop in the white block.

How Does bishop move?

Bishop can moves in both directions, for ex-bishop can move Backward as well as forward.

Bishop moves in the cross direction.

As seen in the image below.

bishop move



Value Of knight=3

A Knight is of equal value to a bishop.

The knight moves forward and also can reverse the move.

How Does Knight Moves?

Knight moves 2 and a half moves from his initial position to any of the possible blocks in any direction.

knight move



Value Of Queen=9

Queen is the most valuable piece among all the chess pieces.

so never dear to loos you queen for any other less valuable pieces.

Queen is the only piece that consists of moves of all other pieces expect knight.

You must keep in mind, if you get the opportunity to take the opponent both rook with your queen then you should take them.

How Does Queen move?

Queen Can Move Forward, backward, and horizontal, vertical, and also moves in the cross direction.

In simple words, you can say that the queen consists of the move of all chess pieces expect knight.

queen move



King is the most important piece in a chess game, so always keep your king in a safe position and also be aware of the checkmate.

The King contains very few moves.

How Does the king move?

King can only move 1 step to any direction

king move

Conclusion About Chess Pieces Names And Their Moves.

I might think you have understood, how chess pieces move.

If you have any doubt, be free to ask in comment.

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