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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 305 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 135 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 229 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 135 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 147 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 241 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 167 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 151 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 184 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 168 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 157 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 199 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 145 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 154 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 154 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 160 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 185 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 180 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 169 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 155 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 141 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 125 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 191 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 130 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 241 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 144 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 167 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 163 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 165 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 184 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 217 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 270 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 181 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 138 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 149 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 131 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 254 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 191 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 171 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 171 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 202 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 251 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 152 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 182 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 185 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 174 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 143 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 168 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 154 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 179 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 163 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 199 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 169 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 311 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 201 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 191 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 141 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 167 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 179 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 124 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 173 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 186 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 258 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 162 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 178 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 280 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 165 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 497 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 164 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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