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• ##### Are you sure?(2+ / 0-)
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You can only go width and length (unless you are playing 3-D chess).

The game is certainly represented in a 2-D way. Like this.

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• ##### The pieces represent solid objects(1+ / 0-)
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And the knight couldn't jump over other pieces in two dimensions. So there has to at least be a concept of 3 dimensions.
You can play checkers on a screen too but you still have to jump, something you can't do in two dimensions

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• ##### from wiki(1+ / 0-)
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The knight is the only piece that can leap over other pieces.
he couldn't do that in only two dimensions.

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• ##### Or perhaps(1+ / 0-)
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the knight can move through occupied planes in two dimensions. Or it can move to a square a certain two-dimensional configuration away? Isn't that simply a matter of wording? Chess matches are notated in two dimensions, not three.

A1 to B2, for example.

If one is playing with physical three dimensional pieces on a board, then indeed, knights jump. But playing chess on a two dimensional grid on a computer screen does not pose a problem.

Conceptually, it operates on x and y axes. No z.

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• ##### conceptually the knights still jump(2+ / 0-)
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Dragon5616, Lensy

conceptually the knight leaps over other pieces regardless of how its displayed. You can display it any way you want, even digitally or in writing,but thats what you're supposedly displaying. same as in checkers, there's a definite leap
from: Chess.com

Pieces cannot move through other pieces (though the knight can jump over other pieces),
From the beginning it was viewed in  3 dimensions and the knight definitely leaps or jumps , perpendicular to the two other planes. it ddoes not move sideways around other pieces or through them

If you can show me just one set of rules where, instead of saying the knight jumps or leaps, it says the knight sidles around other pieces or skirts sideways or makes a continuous flanking movement around other pieces, I'll accept your point of view. If not then I'll go with the way ALL the rules say it.
Of course its a matter of wording, that's what rules are.

Aall the rules I've checked---3 different places, say leaps or jumps.
Definitely 3 dimensions.
And Obama doesn't play it  either way.

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