Questions relating to the Knight

A Knight is a piece in chess which can either move two squares horizontally and one square vertically, or two squares vertically and one square horizontally. The path it delineates is often called "L-shaped". In moving, it may disregard all occupants of any squares other than its destination square; it may "jump over" both its own and the opposing pieces. The Knight captures (see ) by moving to occupy the square of an opposing piece. In standard chess, each player begins the game with two Knights, each between a Rook (at the corner) and a Bishop (next to the King or Queen).

The Knight has an approximate value of 3 on a scale of 1-9, where a Pawn has the value of 1, a Bishop 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 Knight in most notations (see ) is N, to distinguish it from the symbol for the King (K). Early notations sometimes use Kt as the symbol for Knight, but usage of this symbol is obsolete.

For more information about Knights, see the Wikipedia article.

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