Learn names and values of chess pieces. Have a look at the photos and icons of chess pieces.

Chess pieces names and values

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

  • White
  • Black

Number of chess pieces

Each player has 16 pieces. The pieces of chess for one player are

  1. King - 1 No
  2. Queen - 1 No
  3. Rook - 2 Nos
  4. Knight - 2 Nos
  5. Bishop - 2 Nos
  6. Pawn - 8 Nos
Infographics of Chess pieces
Infographics of Chess pieces

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Pieces

King

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.

Icon of king in chess
Icon of king in chess
Photo of king in chess
Photo of king in chess

Queen

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.

Icon of queen in chess
Icon of queen in chess
Photo of queen in chess
Photo of queen in chess
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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.

Icon of bishop in chess
Icon of bishop in chess
Photo of bishop in chess
Photo of bishop in chess

Knight

The knight has a S shaped head on top. See photo of knight. Each player has two knights. Knights and bishops are normally considered equal.

Icon of knight in chess
Icon of knight in chess
Photo of knight in chess
Photo of knight in chess

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.

Icon of rook in chess
Icon of rook in chess
Photo of rook in chess
Photo of rook in chess

Pawn

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.

Icon of pawn in chess
Icon of pawn in chess
Photo of pawn in chess
Photo of pawn in chess

Value of chess pieces

The common standard values of chess pieces are

Value of chess pieces
Value of chess pieces

As the game reaches the end game stage, the value of the chess pieces may vary based on the status of the chess board.

Photo of chess pieces

Photo of chess pieces
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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