The Pawn

Pawns move forward, but capture diagonally. They can only capture one square diagonally in front of them.

If there is another piece directly in front of a pawn, he can't capture that piece.

Pawn-capture

Pawns can only move forward one square at a time, except for their very first move where they can move forward two squares. If there is another piece directly in front of a pawn, he cannot move past.

Pawn Moving





En Passant - In Passing

This rule about Pawns is called "en passant" (French), which basically means "in passing": if a Pawn moves out two squares on its first move, and by doing so lands to the side of an opponent's Pawn (effectively jumping past the other Pawn's ability to capture it), that other pawn has the option of capturing the first Pawn as it passes by.

This special move must be done immediately after the first Pawn has moved past, otherwise the

option to capture it is no longer available.

En Passant


Promotion

Only Pawns may be promoted. If a Pawn reaches the other side of the board, it can become any other chess piece (called promotion). A Pawn may be promoted to any piece (Queen, Rook, Bishop or Knight).

Promotion






Movements of the King

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