xeroxmachine: <nmacdannald: I am not sure how to move the pieces.>Hi nmacdannald.
The rook moves any number of vacant squares along rows or columns (forward, backward, left or right). It also is involved when castling.
The bishop moves any number of vacant squares diagonally. Consequently a bishop stays on squares of the same color throughout a game.
The queen moves any number of vacant squares in any direction along a row, column, or diagonal.
The king moves only one vacant square in any direction. It can also castle in conjunction with a rook.
The knight moves to a vacant square in an "L"-shape (two spaces forward, backward, left, or right and one space perpendicular to it). The knight can jump over other pieces when moving.
The pawn can only move forward one space, or optionally two spaces when on its starting square, in a straight line away from the player. When there is an enemy piece one square diagonally from the pawn (either left or right), then the pawn may capture that piece. A pawn can perform a special type of capture of an enemy pawn called en passant.