Lord of Melancholy
All pieces start from the pawns capture in the normal direction of movement described above. However, the paws which normally only move in a straight line may only capture diagonally to the left or right and only forwards. It is not obligatory to capture your opponent. If the king is threatened, check must be given(the player must declare check) The opponent is then obliged to protect his king by moving the king to another square or moving one of his own pieces between it and the threatening piece or capturing the opposing attacker. If he is unable to make any of the above moves. the king is said to be checkmared and the game ends in favor of the opponent.
We must dtill mention one pecuharly-castling. Casthng is a compound move of the king and one rook (formally called "castle") that may be made. If at all only once in a game. It is legal if neither the king nor the rook has yet moved. If all the squares between them on the rank are vacant and no adverse piece commands two squares nearest the king on the side on which castling is to be carred out and if the king is not in chect. The move is executed by moving the king two squares towarad the rook and then placing the rook on the square passed over by the king.