Sideways Moves in Chess

Some of the pieces in chess can move sideways, to the left or right. The pieces that can legally move sideways are:

Those three pieces can move sideways (vertically), and also up/down (vertically).

The pieces that cannot move directly left or right (horizontally sideways) are:

Related Chess Rules Topics

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