Can you check if it is a
knight piece in chess.
I never approach directly
Moves in an L shape, not direct like a bishop, rook or queen.
Yet I am most powerful up close
Cannot attack long range but only attacks two-by-one squares away.
I’ll make you choose ‘tween two lives; Save one, the other dies.
A knight fork attacks two pieces at once, forcing you to choose which to keep.
I can jump without a body. I can move without a mind.
A knight is modelled on a horse head without body, and is moved by the player.
Let me roam free and end up behind.
An isolated knight will not help you attack the opponents pieces, any may be a weak piece.
Hopping around, black to white. I won’t surrender, without a fight.
A knight moves between black and white squares, can be tricky to capture, jumping into attack.