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Hi Lobo,
Whew! Little mindbender going here for the novice. But first here's my 'chessmans' reply "per your instructions" tho he must add that he has rarely played Alpha-numerically so may have misguessed your placement. At any rate:
(His) side of board has B-King and B-Queen in their original starting points. Nothing to Right side of board. White Pawn directly in the 1st. square in front of the King.
Q. moves diagonally to R, 4 Squares.
Pawn is stuck-cannot take K
Q when moved got out of harms way.
Options:
Q could have taken P B4 moving to R
K still has opt. to move 1 square forward to take P
---in other words the pawn is either stuck where it is unless the K moves to R or L 1 space diagonal, which gives P, 1 step forward to be turned into a premium piece.

RE: Pawns attacking 2 squares diagonally...this is not an option. Pawns only have the option to move 2 squares when going FORWARD and this option is only available one time round so to speak. And that is when the Pawn is making its' very first move of the game from its' original square. And this move can only take place IF the move results in a non-capture.
NOW :))) here's my headache. The rule says if it moves two squares, the first square must be empty????? So what if another piece is in the second square? Hubby says this prohibits the pawn from having the option of moving two squares as two squares need to be empty for the move to be NONCAPTURING. But then why would the rule not say 2 squares must be empty, when in fact it says " if it moves 2 squares, the FIRST square must be empty??

Well hope I haven't confused the issue. We are looking forward to Winter and setting up the chess board, by the Fireplace for cozy "instructional" time for me. Hummm, do they have a Chessbook for Dummies? :))))) I got me one for the computer.
And 5 daughters.....wow! My brother has 4, two years apart. Bet you two could share some notes! ( he's in the marrying off phase now..2 down 2 to go.

Best regards,
Pati

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Chess being banned more and more 250 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 ! 141 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. 131 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 120 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 139 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 120 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 146 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 260 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 176 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 165 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 121 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 :) 135 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!) 228 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 427 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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