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# What are the rules for the knight in chess?

## What are the rules for the knight in chess?

The knight moves multiple squares each move. It either moves up or down one square vertically and over two squares horizontally OR up or down two squares vertically and over one square horizontally. This movement can be remembered as an “L-shape” because it looks like a capital “L”. The knight moves in an L-shape!

Can the knight move 1 then 2?

Compared to other chess pieces, the knight’s movement is unique: it may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically (with both forming the shape of an L).

### What is the dark knight in chess?

Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy. The Dark Knight System is a potent mix of several other openings, blending portions of the King’s Indian, Pirc, Scotch and Tango, but it contains many independent lines too. It forces White onto his own devices very early on in the game.

Can a knight capture two pieces?

Knights are the only piece that can jump over other pieces. However, they do not capture any pieces that they jump over.

#### Why can’t I move my knight?

If a target square is occupied by the opponent’s piece, the Knight can capture it; if occupied by a piece of the Knight’s color, the Knight is blocked and can’t move to that square. Note that the Knight changes the color of its square each time it moves.

Can a knight move left to right?

The knight can move backwards in an L-shaped direction. A knight can move backwards two squares, followed by one square to the left or right. The rules of chess do not allow knights to move backwards in a straight line.

## Can a knight take a piece in its path?

The Knight can hop over any piece on its path. The diagram shows the Knight with eight possible moves even though it is surrounded by pieces.

Can a knight jump over a pawn?

Knights are the only piece that can jump over other pieces. However, they do not capture any pieces that they jump over. At the start of a chess game, the knights can jump out immediately over his own pawns, like in the diagram above.