Shogi Pieces – The Knight

There are two knights at Shogi. The knight is able to jump over pieces. The shogi’s knight movemente is more limited can’t move backwards so you need to be very careful so it’s not targeted.

The knight is called 桂 (kei) in japanese. For move the knight you need to jump forward one square and then plus one square diagonally forward.

Promotion: When the knight reaches the 7th row it can become a promoted knight, but, if the knight reaches 8th or 9th row it will promote automatically. The promoted knight has the same movement as the Gold General.

How to move the knight 桂

How to move the promoted knight 成桂


桂 – Knight
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成桂 – Promoted Knight
Image from wikipedia