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  1. 14 Dec '06 19:10
    This is going to sound completely trivial but it has actually effected my game!!
    My opponent's pawn was on A4 and I moved my pawn to B4..
    The opponent managed to TAKE my pawn and end up on B3?!?!?

    Help!!
  2. 14 Dec '06 19:12
    Originally posted by GlitteringFashion
    This is going to sound completely trivial but it has actually effected my game!!
    My opponent's pawn was on A4 and I moved my pawn to B4..
    The opponent managed to TAKE my pawn and end up on B3?!?!?

    Help!!
    Well, it is the en passant rule. As it is stated in the FAQ:
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=enpassant
  3. 14 Dec '06 19:26
    yeah. most people don't know about this rule(en passant).
    It took me quite awhile too figure it out myself.
    One good thing though is at least now, it's not very likely you'll fall for it again. And maybe you'll even use it on an opponent someday. Live and learn, i guess. It's not really cheating, though.

    -- Paul (Pavlo87)
  4. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    14 Dec '06 22:38
    Originally posted by Pavlo87
    yeah. most people don't know about this rule(en passant).

    -- Paul (Pavlo87)
    Sorry to tell you, but most people do know about this rule.
  5. 14 Dec '06 23:16
    Originally posted by Natural Science
    Sorry to tell you, but most people [b]do know about this rule.[/b]
    Most people don't know how to play chess.
  6. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    15 Dec '06 03:41
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Most people don't know how to play chess.
    D'oh! Stupid semantics.
  7. 16 Dec '06 21:25
    Originally posted by GlitteringFashion
    This is going to sound completely trivial but it has actually effected my game!!
    My opponent's pawn was on A4 and I moved my pawn to B4..
    The opponent managed to TAKE my pawn and end up on B3?!?!?

    Help!!
    Just wait while I massage my temples.
  8. 17 Dec '06 21:49
    RTFR
  9. 28 Jan '07 04:39
    I lost a game to this rule once. It's normally only covered in tournament play so sometimes people won't know it right off hand like ::cough:: me.
  10. 28 Jan '07 08:49
    Originally posted by DoctorDara
    Cheated!
    I't is always easy to throw accusations of cheating. It's not nice behaviour.

    One can always assume that:
    (1) if the RHP system accepts a move to be done, then the move is legal,
    (2) if the RHP system doesn't accept a move to be done (turning the squares red), then the move is illegal.

    If the opponent seems to manage to move any piece illegally, then he is not a cheater, then it is you who don't know the rules.

    About the 'cheting' accusation - a apology is appropriate.
  11. Standard member avantguard
    Aging like Cheese
    28 Jan '07 23:52
    The fascinating thing about en passant (in passing) is it's origin. In something like the 10th Century (anyone correct me here), when it was decided to speed the game up by allowing the pawn to move two squares on the first move, objections were raised that someone who was in the attacking position would lose their previous advantage by the two-square jump. Thus, en passant was invented as a solution to a problem created by the pawns' new increased mobility. Geez, I think it was the only innovation in chess...Ever!
  12. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Jan '07 00:38
    Originally posted by avantguard
    The fascinating thing about en passant (in passing) is it's origin. In something like the 10th Century (anyone correct me here), when it was decided to speed the game up by allowing the pawn to move two squares on the first move, objections were raised that someone who was in the attacking position would lose their previous advantage by the two-square jum ...[text shortened]... y the pawns' new increased mobility. Geez, I think it was the only innovation in chess...Ever!
    I've heard of many changes... one was the Queen used to move 4 squares only, and I don't think the option to Castle was always around.

    Also, the names have changed over time I understand, something like the queen used to be a... I can't remember.

    eh, here is some info on the game.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess#Origins_of_the_modern_game_.281450.E2.80.941850.29
  13. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    29 Jan '07 04:12
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Most people don't know how to play chess.
    I know how all the pieces move so that is a pretty good start
  14. Standard member MCA
    TokerSmurf
    29 Jan '07 13:28
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    the name of the thread perhaps
  15. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Jan '07 14:11
    Originally posted by MCA
    the name of the thread perhaps
    DrDora didn't start the thread.

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