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How the Chess King Moves
The King plods on the chess board, one square at a time.

The King has the simplest move in chess. It can go one square in any direction. The diagram shows the possible moves for both the white King and the black King.

Just like the other pieces, the King can capture the opponent's pieces but is blocked by pieces of its own color. The diagram shows this for both Kings.

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