Questions relating to the Bishop.

A Bishop is a piece in chess which can move diagonally in any, but only one, available direction per move, and moving along any number of unoccupied squares per move. The Bishop captures (see ) by moving to occupy the square of an opposing piece. In standard chess, each player begins the game with two Bishops, one next to the King, and one next to the Queen.

The Bishop has an approximate value of 3 on a scale of 1-9, where a Pawn has the value of 1, a Knight also has the value of 3, a Rook has the value of 5, and the Queen has the value of 9.

The symbol for the Bishop in most notations (see ) is B.

For more information about Bishops, see the Wikipedia article.

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