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Hi Lobo,
I am new to chess so your legal/illegal pawn move is beyond me to debate. However, my hubby suggested the following site. I copied over the Movement rules. On the site one can search and ask questions.
Does this help?
Sincerely,
Pati

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Movement rules

Pawns can only move forward. When a pawn makes a non-capturing move, it goes one square forwards. When a pawn is still on its original square on the second row, it can make a non-capturing move forwards of one or of two squares - if it moves two squares, the first square must be empty. A pawn captures one square diagonally forwards. When a pawn has moved two squares forwards, the opponent has the possibility to take it en passant: in the directly following turn a pawn of the opponent may take it also on the square that was passed by. When a pawn reaches a promotion square, that is, a square on the last row of the board at the opponents side, it promotes. The owner of the pawn may decide to which piece the pawn promotes. In standard chess, this is a queen, rook, knight, or bishop of the same color as the pawn. It is possible to promote to a piece that is not lost, so for instance, by promotion, a player could have two or more queens on the board in standard chess. In chess variants, and fairy chess problems, the most used and recommended rule is to allow promotion to any type of non-royal piece that was on the board at the start of the game (i.e., no promotion to king, unless specified otherwise). Promotion is still to a piece of the same color.

Movement diagram

A Pawn moves without capturing by stepping straight forward one space, and it captures by moving diagonally forward one space. The most accurate adaptation of the Pawn's movement on a hexagonal board comes from McCooey's Hexagonal Chess. This is diagrammed on the right. In Glinski's Hexagonal Chess, the Pawn captures orthogonally forward on the slanting rows, and Glinski incorrectly describes this as diagonal movement.Squares where the pawn can move to without taking are marked with a green circle; squares where the pawn can move to with taking are marked with a red circle in the left diagram, and with a red X in the right diagram.[] []
For more information on how the Pawn moves in modern Chess, such as capturing by en passant, see our Illustrated rules of chess or the FIDE laws of chess.

Vocabulary: Divergent

The Pawn is a divergent piece. This means that its capturing moves and its non-capturing moves are not the same. In the Pawn's case, it captures one space diagonally forward, and it moves without capturing one space vertically forward. The Pawn is the only divergent piece is regular Chess. The other pieces capture and move in the same way. But other divergent pieces are sometimes used in other variants. A few of these divergent pieces include the Berolina Pawn, the Murray Lion, and the Cannon.


FIDE Laws of Chess
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5.6 The Pawn.(a)The pawn may move only forward [except as limited by Article 4.2].
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4.2No piece, except the rook when castling (Article 5.1(b)) and the knight (Article 5.5), may cross a square occupied by another piece.

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(b)Except when making a capture, it advances from its original square either one or two vacant squares along the file on which it is placed, and on subsequent moves it advances one vacant square along the file. When capturing, it advances one square along either of the diagonals on which it stands. (c)A pawn, attacking a square crossed by an opponent's pawn which has [just] been advanced two squares in one move from its original square, may capture this opponent's pawn as though the latter had been moved only one square. This capture may only be made in [immediate] reply to such an advance, and is called an "en passant" capture. (d)On reaching the last rank, a pawn must immediately be exchanged, as part of the same move, for [either] a queen, a rook, a bishop, or a knight, of the same colour as the pawn, at the player's choice and without taking into account the other pieces still remaining on the chessboard. This exchange of a pawn for another piece is called "promotion", and the effect of the promoted piece is immediate [and permanent!]. (e)In a competition, if a new piece required for the promotion is not immediately available, the player may stop his clock to ask for the assistance of the arbiter. The player must complete his move correctly, in the manner specified in Article 5.6(d).

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Chess being banned more and more 249 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 107 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 206 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 114 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 122 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 209 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 140 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 127 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 149 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 140 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 123 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 148 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 121 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 129 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 140 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 136 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 148 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 157 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 141 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 130 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 119 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 101 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 169 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 127 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 98 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 218 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 120 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 122 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 161 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 177 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 220 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 138 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 101 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 124 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 107 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 222 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 166 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 143 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 139 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 163 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 225 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 145 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 156 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 147 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 119 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 131 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 130 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 146 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 138 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 142 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 145 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 259 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 175 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 165 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 120 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 142 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 151 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 101 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 134 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 163 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 228 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 139 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 142 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 226 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 132 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 426 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 129 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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