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1 European Social Class and Chess By Chris Leonard

2 Chess Board

3 King The centerpiece of the game and the only chess piece that cannot be captured. The King moves one square in any direction. Because the King must be carefully guarded against checkmate, the King is rarely used as a fighting piece until the last stages of the game.

4 Queen The most valuable piece in chess, which can move on diagonals (like bishops) and in straight lines (like the rooks). In Medieval Europe, the queen was the weakest piece on the board, and her sudden change in powers in the 16th century quickened the pace of the game....

5 Bishop A minor piece (with the approximate value of 3 pawns) which moves on diagonals. Each player begins with two bishops on opposite colors. Both bishops can never meet. Each bishop controls half the squares on the chess board, therefore, both bishops can control all the squares on the board.... ml ml

6 Knights The knight is special because it is the only piece than can move through other pieces. When a knight moves, first it goes two squares in one of the four ways a rook can move. Then the knight ends its move by going one square to the side. The knight is said to move in the shape of an L....

7 Rook or Castle A major chess piece. The Rook's strength is equivalent to five pawns. The Rook can only move in straight lines along ranks and files until stopped by another piece. The Rook is the piece, other than the King, that is involved in the castling move.... ml ml

8 Pawn The pawn () is the weakest and most numerous piece in the game of chess, representing infantry, or more particularly pikemen. Each player begins the game with eight pawns, one on each square of the second rank from the view of the player.... (chess) (chess)


10 European Representation King -King Queen - Queen Bishop - Church knight - Knight Rook- Castle Pawn - Peasant

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