This page provides the details of chess pieces, names of chess pieces, value of chess pieces and photo of chess pieces. These will help the beginners to learn the names of chess pieces easily.
Chess pieces resembles tall columns with a wide base. See photo of chess pieces. The shape of the pieces tapers from bottom to top. The top portion of the chess pieces are stylished to represent each piece nature.
Colour of chess pieces
There are primarily two colour of pieces exist. They are
Number of chess pieces
Each player has 16 pieces. The pieces of chess for one player are
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Each player get only one king. King is the tallest among the pieces. It has a crown on its top with a cross. See photo of king. King is the most important and the weakest piece. You have to protect your king from enemies attack.
Queen is slightly shorter than the king and has a small crown at the top with a tiny ball. See photo of queen. Each player has one queen. Queen is the most powerful piece, as it combines the movement of a Rook and a Bishop.
Bishop is usually third in the order based on height. It has a a hat like top portion that represents mitre and it stands next to King and Queen. See photo of bishop. Each player has two bishops. Bishop is weaker than the rook.
The shape of the top portion of rook loosely represents a castle turret . The rook is also called a castle. See photo of rook. Each player has two rooks. Rooks are stronger than the knights or bishops.
Each player has eight pawns, see photo of pawn . They form the first line of defense. It is also the second most weakest among the pieces. The pawn is the shortest among the chess pieces and has a ball on its top.
Value of chess pieces
The common standard values of chess pieces are
Photo of chess pieces
The photo above shows all the chess pieces such as king, queen, knight, bishop, rook and pawn.
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Table of Contents
- Colour of chess pieces
- Number of chess pieces
- Value of chess pieces
- Photo of chess pieces