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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 285 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 121 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 218 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 125 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 133 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 228 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 153 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 138 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 172 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 155 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 144 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 179 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 131 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 139 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 150 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 141 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 146 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 174 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 167 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 157 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 140 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 129 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 111 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 178 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 141 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 116 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 228 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 130 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 140 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 146 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 151 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 170 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 202 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 249 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 161 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 121 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 135 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 116 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 239 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 175 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 154 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 157 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 191 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 241 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 157 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 139 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 167 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 157 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 129 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 155 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 140 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 164 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 149 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 178 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 156 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 291 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 186 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 177 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 130 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 153 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 164 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 110 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 156 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 172 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 244 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 148 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 161 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 266 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 152 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 473 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 149 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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