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The Chess Pieces (The Chessmen):

The Kingsymbols

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Wolverhampton Chess Club

white kingThe King is the piece the enemy is after, because if he gets the King into a position that traps ( mates) the king he wins the game.

Therefore the King must be strongly defended.

What is the abbreviation for a King? K

 

The King may move in any direction but may move ONE square at a time (except when castling see later)

In this diagram the white King may move to any of the eight squares marked with a white star. Similarly the Black King can move to any of the eight squares marked with a Black Star.

In this diagram the white King may move to any of the five squares marked with a white star. Similarly the Black King can move to any of the three squares marked with a Black star.

In this diagram the White King may move to any of the five squares marked with a white star. Similarly the Black King may move to any of the five squares marked with a Black star.

Neither King may move onto a square that is directly next to its opposing King. So neither King may move onto the three squares seperating them in this diagram.