Bishops move diagonally, in any of 4 directions. Bishops can move forwards and backwards (diagonally). They always stay on the same color square throughout the entire game.
Bishops cannot jump over any pieces that are on the diagonals. They must stop immediately before their own pieces, or they can capture an enemy piece that is on a square in its path.
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