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Peter,

Thanks for the reply!

I am not so sure about it. I believe it is a legal move that follows the rules of a pawns movement on a chessboard.

In the book" Bobby Fischer teaches Chess" by Fischer/Margulies/Mosenfelder, it states:
The Pawn, unlike other pieces, moves in one fashion and captures in another. Also, it can only advance, never retreat. The Pawn moves forward-never backwards-one square at a time.

However, when thePawn is on its original square, it has the option of advancing one or two squares on its first move.

The Pawn captures diagonally forward to the left or right.


So following these rules I think that it is a legal move. The move is within these parameters, moves forwards, attacks diagonally, two squares moved on first move.

I am not wanting to be seen here as stubborn,though many who know me will agree to this terminology, but when it was first shown to me I argued against it, too!

Then after about 10 minutes I started to look again from a different point and followed the move using the official rules to prove this move illegal, but I couldn't succeed following them.

I have seen diagrams that show pawns capturing pieces diagonally one space but these have always shown the pawn in another square other then the original starting square.

If you have the time set up the good ol' chessboard and try it out! If you place white at the bottom move out any piece on right side so as not to block up left side(of course this will work other places but this the way I saw it), then move Pawn directly in front of black's king out then on the next move for black move the Black Queen to A5! Now it is whites turn to move, with the Pawn at C2 look at the move to A5 within the rules above!

See if it this move is valid from the framework of the limits and rules of attack for a Pawn?

I can not say that it is an illegal move, simply because it doesn't break any rules of the Pawn's movement!

Sorry if rambling, but have not gotten a good reason as to why it is an illegal move when it follows the rules! Have wondered for five years now about this! LOL Guess this game might get to ya! But only in a got to know for sure way!

Sincerely,
Lobo-hotei
lobo

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Chess being banned more and more 291 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 224 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 130 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 140 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 234 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 158 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 144 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 176 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 160 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 150 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 187 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 137 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 145 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 152 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 179 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 173 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 162 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 147 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 135 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 116 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 183 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 148 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 122 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 235 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 136 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 159 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 157 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 176 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 208 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 261 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 131 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 142 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 124 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 245 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 181 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 162 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 163 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 194 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 245 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 144 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 173 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 165 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 135 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 161 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 147 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 170 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 155 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 190 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 162 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 302 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 193 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 182 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 134 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 160 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 115 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 163 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 178 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 252 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 153 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 168 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 273 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 157 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 484 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 156 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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