Backwards Moves

Which chess pieces can move backwards? Only pawns cannot. All the main pieces can move backwards, but not the pawns. All of the pieces are free to move backwards and forwards: Knights, Bishops, Rooks, Queens, Kings. Pawns are the only piece that are not allowed to move backwards, and they are never allowed to do so.

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