GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.
How Each of the Chess Piece Moves
When learning how the chess pieces move, we will continue working through the pieces from the outside in - rooks, knights, bishops, queen, and king.
Every piece in chess has a unique way of moving. The king and pawn also have special moves only they can perform.
Pawn - except for its first move, the pawn moves one square forward. On its first move, the pawn can move two squares forward.
Be careful when advancing your pawn two squares because it can become a victim of the en passant rule.
The en passant rule states that if a pawn advances two squares past an opponent’s pawn on the fifth rank, the opponent may capture it as if it had moved one square.
June 15, 2022
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