A Conversation for Chess

Knight's movement

Post 1


>The distance between the centre of the square the Knight leaves and the square where it arrives is the square root of five times the width of the squares.

A comma would be pertinent between five and times, but still, this formula described is still inaccurate, as a knight could be at any one position on the chess square, and be at a different one on it's arrival at it's new square.

Knight's movement

Post 2


Yes the comma is needed but it's not inaccurate, as it measures from the centre to the centre of the squares, regardless of the knight's position within the square.

But I don't see the knight as 'leaping over' other pieces; rather he sidles between them at a 30 degree angle.

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