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Bishops are traditionally male in the real world and in the world of chess. Since 1988 however, there have been female bishops in many religions except in the Catholic church. The bishop (originally this piece was an elephant since the game came from India) can move in any direction diagonally, so long as it is not obstructed by another piece, cannot move past any piece that is obstructing its path but can take any other piece on the board that is within its bounds of movement.

NFT Animation ©Filippucci 2021 with Music by ©Jason Doornick.

The queen is the most powerful of all of the chess pieces and is often used in early and forceful attacks. The queen may move any number of unoccupied squares in any direction — horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, giving her the greatest range of legal moves in the game. In the Persian game of shatranj, the ancestor of chess that included only male figures, the closest thing to the queen was the ferz, a weak piece only able to move or capture one step diagonally and not at all in any other direction. The modern chess queen gained power in the 15th century.

A piece in the 2021 NFT Chess Collection
NFT – The Red Queen (Chess Series) ©Sandra Filippucci 2021

NFT – The Red Queen piece in Chess Series ©Sandra Filippucci 2021


Were there ever female knights? Yes. Around 1129 C.E., Knights Templar mandates mentioned a practice of admitting women to the Knights Templar. In fact, women were permitted as part of the organization during its first 10 years of existence. Compared to other chess pieces, the knight’s movement is unique: it may move two squares vertically and one square horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one square vertically (with both forming the shape of an L).

A piece in the 2021 NFT Chess Collection
NFT – Red Knight Chess Series Collection ©Sandra Filippucci 2021

NFT – Red Knight piece in Chess Series Collection ©Sandra Filippucci 2021


This is a genderless piece because many Kings have been Queens. And while succession is supposed to be familial, the throne is often taken by force by other families. The King must never be captured and if it is in danger then it must be made safe immediately. If it is not possible to make the King safe then the game is lost. The King may move one square in any direction. 

A piece in the 2021 NFT Chess Collection
NFT – Red King piece in Chess Series Collection © Sandra Filippucci 2021

NFT – Red King piece in Chess Series Collection ©Sandra Filippucci 2021