Apostles chess club Session 2. Chess pieces are made mostly in the Staunton style. It is the only style accepted by chess tournaments. Ancient India. Modern. There are many other styles of chess pieces. Legos. Ancient Greece. Preserved Insects. Russian. Zombies. Chinese. Civil War.
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There are many other styles of chess pieces.
Isle of Lewis Chess Set
If a book or movie becomes popular enough, you can be sure a chess set will appear.
The first figure shows a king and its rook just before castling king side. The second figure shows their positions just after castling.
The first figure shows the king and its rook (queenside) before castling. The second figure shows the positions of the rook and king after castling.
En Passant means “in passing”. Upper left: One of white’s pawns has reached the fifth rank. A black pawn in a file next to white’s pawn has not moved yet so it can move either one or two spaces. If black moves it two spaces it will end up in the same rank as the white pawn. White has the choice to move the pawn ahead one space diagonally and remove the black pawn. If white does not do this now, then the chance is lost.
A knight fork occurs when a knight attacks two or more pieces at the same time. A knight moves two squares in a straight line and then one square left of right. Upper left: The white knight is attacking the enemy king and his rook. As a matter of fact the black king is in check. Upper right: The white knight on E-5 is attacking four enemy pieces at once. One of them is the black king putting him in check.
This is the system most widely used to record the movement of chess pieces. It is set up from the white point of view. The eight ranks (rows) are numbered 1-8. The eight files (columns) are lettered A-H. Each square of the chessboard has its own name.
Two White Rooks
Two Black Bishops
Two White Knights