THE KNIGHT'S MOVE
Chess is a game that has been played at least since the 5th century. It probably originated in India and gradually travelled west via the Middle East. Here it was given the Arabic name chat-ranj - a name still used is Spain and Portugal. Chat-ranj denotes the four parts of an Eastern army; elephant, horse, chariot and foot soldier. Can you guess which pieces represent which parts?

The piece called the 'horse' in Arabic became known as the 'knight' in England. The knight's move is one of the most difficult to learn

The knight can move forwards, backwards, left or right

The knight moves in an 'L' shape, either one square then two squares or two squares then one square.

The knight can jump over other pieces but only takes a piece, if one occupies the final square of its move.

In this puzzle no robots are taken and two cannot share a square.

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