In chess, the name “horses” or “horse pieces” is sometimes used to refer to the Knights. The Knight pieces have jumping moves and their piece shape looks like a horse. Knights move in an L-shape move with a 1-2 or 2-1 formation. They cannot move diagonally or horizontally/vertically. Knights are allowed to move either forwards or backwards.

Knights are a popular piece with beginners, because of their quirky jumping move. But Knights are actually not a particularly valuable piece, worth around 3 pawns, whereas Rooks are 5 pawns, and Queens are 9 pawns. Read more about: Knights

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