The components of chess are a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid, two kings, two queens, four bishops, four knights, four rooks, and sixteen pawns; which are divided equally for the two players. The players are usually referred to as black and white. Since chess is a board game, the space is the board itself. There are many rules to chess depending on which piece you move. For the pawns, if it happens to be the first move, you can move it 2 spaces forward; but if it's not the first move, you can only move it 1 space forward and can only attack diagonally. For rooks, you can move as far as you want, as long if it's either horizontally or vertically. Knights move in an L shape, where they can either move 2 spaces horizontally and 1 space vertically or vice versa. Unlike the other pieces, the knights have the "ability" to jump over other pieces. Bishops can move as far as you want, as long if the movement is diagonal. The king can move either diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, but only 1 space. The queen can do any of the movements the other pieces do, except the knights'.