The Chess Piece

The Pawn

The Pawn

Each side gets eight pawns starting on the second rank (row).

The Knight

The Knight

The knight is the only piece that can jump over other pieces, including it's own!

The Bishop

The Bishop

The fast attacking bishop pair is always nice to have around.

The Rook

The Rook

The rook is a powerful piece that can move and attack quickly, especially working together.

The Queen

The Queen

The queen is the most powerful piece in chess, attacking more squares than any other piece.

The King

The King

Slow moving single unit, the king can not be captured under any circumstance or the game is over.