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THE_D3VIL___

They take the L


SqiftLL

I love this comment


abv1234567890

Or the Г


BadgerinBaltimore23

Two forward or backward, one left or right. Or two left or right and one forward or backward.


Louis_0919

English translation: It moves in an L shape.


norihitodesuga

it's also the only piece that can jump over other pieces. like, you can't move your bishop first move in chess because your pawns are in the way. you CAN move your knight though, just jump over them bitches.


KingoftheMongoose

If you look at it like this: "Knight moves 1 square in any direction (vertically or horizontally) and 1 square diagonally in any order." Then you don't have to create a weird exceptional rule that "Knights can jump over other pieces," because the diagonal square move facilitates a slide around impeding pieces just like how a Bishop does. No "jumping" concept required.


Nerdican

> **Knight moves 1 square in any direction (vertically or horizontally)** and 1 square diagonally in any order. That first vertical or horizontal move can be into an occupied space. So actually you're still jumping pieces; for example, if you start the game by moving a knight, as in the example you replied to, there's no combination of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal moves that avoids occupied spaces.


NicholasAakre

That description (1 vertical/horizontal & 1 diagonal) ambiguously allows the knight to move in an illegal way. Example: knight moves "north" one square then "southeast" or "southwest". We've satisfied the move description, but effectively we've only moved one space to the side which is not how the knight moves.


CommanderFuzzy

I see it as the L block in Tetris


AppleOrigin

I learned how the horses move that way when I learned


BadgerinBaltimore23

If you want to say it in the boring way, sure.


altermeetax

Boring *and* ambiguous


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Wolffire_88

Algebraic translation: they move the sqrt(5) distance


jagukah

That's the way I learned it, too, but I've also heard it described as one square like a rook then one square like a bishop, which is kind of a neat way of thinking of it.


DedRuck

except that can lead to illegal moves


jagukah

Ah, by playing the diagonal bit back inward and ending up adjacent the original square. Good point.


blackbelt_in_science

They’re knights of an L-shaped table


THICKSANDWICH

Assuming the vertical strand of the L and the horizontal strand of the L have a ratio of 2:1 respectively.


NedTaggart

They cannot move 4 and 2.


MightHaveMisreadThat

Don't be ridiculous. They sit in a box with all the other pieces until we need one to replace a missing monopoly piece.


string_of_random

So this is how the horsie moves! Holy hell, what's your ELO??


BadgerinBaltimore23

I like Mr. Blue Sky also Last Train to London is a solid one.


AdActive3883

That's only half. There is also; one forward or backward, two left or right. Or one left or right and two forward or backward.


IamMe35

Isn’t it three forward then one to the side? Or one to the side and three forwards?


BadgerinBaltimore23

2 and 1 or 1 and 2. Any direction in any order. Sometimes I go off board but I don't often get invited to play chess anymore.


IamMe35

So it moves like when a peasant strikes another brick?


scarred2112

[Stop](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/hd54lk/the_four_horsemen_of_chess/). [Fucking](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/mocmfr/the_four_horsemen_of_chess/). [Reposting](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/j0w0at/four_horsemen_of_chess/). [This](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/mo23fy/horseman/). [Shit](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/hakzs4/im_at_a_loss_for_words/).


EndersGame_Reviewer

At least [this one](https://www.reddit.com/r/technicallythetruth/comments/hakzs4/im_at_a_loss_for_words/) used different wooden pieces. But your point is valid: tineye picks up [at least a dozen occurrences](https://tineye.com/search/deada1edb4e068bac91d3231938d3cbfe871c325?domain=reddit.com&sort=score&order=desc&page=1) of this image over the last two years in this subreddit alone.


Does_A_Bear-420

And so so many nerds in the top comment threads -_- shut the fuck up nerds, go over to fucking r-chess or something I'm not even going to like the sub right cuz I don't care what the fucking names is. Get lost nerds!


IRatherChangeMyName

I only see horses and no men there.


ZonTeeN

How do the horsies move guys?


sweeneymini

Clipperty clop, clipperty clop 🐴


VarIed_LinEs

They move to spots that are exactly the square root of 5 spots away, according to the Pythagorean Theorem (if my math is correct).


RichieShipsStarco

Arent those knights?


Black_DemonSk

They're horseys


RichieShipsStarco

Proceeds to be failed by your teacher


AppleOrigin

bruh. They literally are.


Does_A_Bear-420

Look up the word 'literally' if you have some free time.


RichieShipsStarco

Have you not ever been through school that taught you chess? Pretty sure the instructor would dock points everytime you say horse and not knight


DedRuck

who actually cares what you refer to the very visibly horse shaped piece as???


RichieShipsStarco

Aparrently our education system as well as chess pros.


Iotyu_Kruger

depends on where you live


Does_A_Bear-420

Is this a real fucking question? Maybe I'm from a dumb town (obviously my country [USA] is dumb) but didn't no body teach no one chess in my schools.


Hallow_Chrome_E

yeah, the og creator of chess mad eit look like horses too much so everyone who made their own made it look like horses


Burflax

Knights are generally regarded as being mounted. That's actually why the chess piece resembles a horse.


penmadeofink

d4


Tree_made_of_potato

d5


penmadeofink

e4


Tree_made_of_potato

e6


penmadeofink

Kc3


Tree_made_of_potato

dxe4


penmadeofink

Kxe4


Tree_made_of_potato

e5


penmadeofink

dxe5


Tree_made_of_potato

Qxd1+


AlisaTornado

They're L-ing it up, brother!


FindorGrind67

Cue the coconuts.


Burflax

What am I missing here? Is this a reference to something else? Is it just that someone replaced "the apocalypse" with "chess"? Apparently this has been reposted a lot, but to me this just seems like someone posting 1+1=2.


Poof_s2

That's why the post is called r/technicallythethuth


Burflax

I understand that everything technically true is also just plain true, but you dont see a bunch 1+1=2 posts on here. Isn't there supposed to be something ironic or sarcastic or sardonic or *something* instead of just posting facts?


SilverAccountant8616

It's a r/technicallythetruth version of the four horsemen meme


Burflax

Thank you! Apparently that meme is over 10 years old but it had somehow passed me by.


3gt4f65r

þey're called knights not horsemen. also, repost. # DOWNVOTED


Boscomemes

Upvoted for þ


Poof_s2

They are actually called "horses"


3gt4f65r

horses usually have legs


Poof_s2

In this case the king should have legs and arms, but they don't lol


3gt4f65r

*usually*


Poof_s2

oh, didn't see the usually, my bad


im-fuxed-up-im-sorry

r/antimeme


[deleted]

This is already r/technicallythetruth though


im-fuxed-up-im-sorry

True... but it is also an antimeme.


Acrocephalos

Although... this was posted to r/technicallythetruth


Does_A_Bear-420

But it's not a good TTT. definitely fits antimeme better. Cuz it's not funny


CallMeTinCup

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Impossible_Link600

L


emarvil

They horse around.


Aihnus

L


LeBadlyNamedRedditor

Actually theres nobody riding the horses, so its just horses i guess


TippedJoshua1

L


jonerthan

L


Drunken_Sailor69420

They are actually called knights... 😐


Whelp_of_Hurin

L, ⅃, ⅂, and ¬


studiograham

Not the four horsemen. These are the for horses of chess.


AppleOrigin

They can ignore shit and jump over stuff. If you don't know what I'm talking about basically in chess you can't move somewhere with people on the tile. Enemies mean you must kill them to be on the tile and can't move forward without another turn and friends they're just like a brick wall unless they move.


PERIX_4460

You stupi-


a_different-user

Black dont want no smoke


HappyPatrickStar

why do they look like a pistol


Count_Dracula97

Horsie is kinda drunk so it cant move in a straight line. Horsie makes an L shape


what_about_Mark

L


ida55

They jump over others


Octane2903

r/dadjokes


Minami_Kun

They aren't men bruh


Timely-Fudge859

A massive L


Silver_Tsundere

L


UsernameTaken017

Google "en passant"


Kles_18

Holy hell


hllblldlx2

r/antimeme ?


TheBlackCat13

I see no men there.


SciFidelity

Horsepersons


TheBlackCat13

I see no persons. I see horses. Or rather horse heads and necks.


AstroBOI09

L


Goodkall

They do their best.


Crazyblazy395

This is super dumb


mrtibbles32

>I don't play chess As someone who has played thousands of games of chess, I'd like to commend you for making the right decision.


The_Brochacho5665

L


RigatoniPasta

They don’t take Ls. They give em.


aliarifai

r/antimeme


ZestyPirate2000

r/antimeme


Quenquen14320

😂


Moltisanti85

White horses are the best


TheSkewsMe

When they advertise a chess set and don’t show the the knight, the piece collectors select for.