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  1. 14 Feb '07 00:19 / 2 edits
    An opponent of mine just captured a pawn that wasn't supposed to be capturable. Look at the last two moves of this game:

    Game 3137283

    Is this a bug or is my computer just reading the moves wrong?
  2. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    14 Feb '07 00:21 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    An opponent of mine just captured a pawn that wasn't supposed to be capturable. Look at the last two moves of this game:

    Game 3137283

    Is this a bug or is my computer just reading the moves wrong?
    look up 'en passant'

    http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com/help/index.php?help=enpassant
  3. 14 Feb '07 00:22
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    An opponent of mine just captured a pawn that wasn't supposed to be capturable. Look at the last two moves of this game:

    Game 3137283

    Is this a bug or is my computer just reading the moves wrong?
    It's neither. It is called the en-passant rule, and is perfectly legal.
  4. 14 Feb '07 00:22
    I feel stupid.
  5. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    14 Feb '07 00:59
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    I feel stupid.
    No need, you're not the first and you won't be the last.

    Try to use it against someone else, it makes you feel better.
  6. 14 Feb '07 13:26
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    I feel stupid.
    It is the one rule of chess that most people who learn how to play casually don't know. Barnes & Nobles used to have a chessnight every Wednesday and lend out sets. I would play lots of excellent players and lots of casual players. It was lots of fun except for the time I was accused of cheating because I played en-passant.
  7. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Angry Bastard
    14 Feb '07 17:10
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    I feel stupid.
    So you should.
  8. 14 Feb '07 18:15
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    So you should.
    Not at all.
    When new to chess you learn to play without knowing all the rules. You learn the rulse as you go.
    Like now when you learned en passant the hard way.
  9. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    14 Feb '07 23:27
    Originally posted by Alcevious
    I feel stupid.
    Don't feel bad. There was even a time the great Hand of Hecate didn't know that rule. We all had to learn it!!!