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  1. 18 May '09 15:49
    I am playing a French player.

    I advanced my pawn two squares putting it next to my opponents pawn.

    They then took my pawn which i didn't think they would be able too.

    When I asked how they managed to do this then just replied "en passant".

    As I don't speak French, I asked them again and got the same answer. After a third request they just replied "en passant", en passant", "en passant" and put me on mute.

    Help a confused and bewildered player.
  2. 18 May '09 16:20
    Originally posted by adramforall
    I am playing a French player.

    I advanced my pawn two squares putting it next to my opponents pawn.

    They then took my pawn which i didn't think they would be able too.

    When I asked how they managed to do this then just replied "en passant".

    As I don't speak French, I asked them again and got the same answer. After a third request they just ...[text shortened]... en passant", "en passant" and put me on mute.

    Help a confused and bewildered player.
    When a pawn tries to sneak past an enemy pawn to avoid capture, there's a move of which many beginners are often unaware.

    Take a look at the accompanying diagram. A black pawn has advanced to its fifth rank. In the adjacent column, a white pawn, still on its initial square, is preparing to make a two-move jump to avoid capture.

    However, the en passant rule prevents a pawn from avoiding capture by another pawn in this manner, and allows the black pawn to capture the white pawn exactly as if the white pawn had moved only one square.

    This move can only be carried out on the move immediately following the white pawn's move.

    Note that only another pawn may capture en passant, the move cannot be performed by any other piece.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/help/index.php?help=enpassant
  3. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    18 May '09 17:02
    Originally posted by adramforall
    I am playing a French player.

    I advanced my pawn two squares putting it next to my opponents pawn.

    They then took my pawn which i didn't think they would be able too.

    When I asked how they managed to do this then just replied "en passant".

    As I don't speak French, I asked them again and got the same answer. After a third request they just ...[text shortened]... en passant", "en passant" and put me on mute.

    Help a confused and bewildered player.
    Adram,

    no way I believe your story. You're just teasing in the help forum. Why didn't you post that in General?
  4. 18 May '09 17:34
    Hilarious! The thread title still hooked me even though it was so over the top!
  5. 18 May '09 18:23
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Adram,

    no way I believe your story. You're just teasing in the help forum. Why didn't you post that in General?


    Good idea
  6. 19 May '09 03:33
    Originally posted by adramforall

    Help a confused and bewildered player.
    I googled "en passant + help" and got this:

    The "en passant" problem is most quickly fixed by buying a new computer and throwing the old one in the trash. Reinstall your chess programs and see if the problem has cleared itself; if not, try this:

    1. Erase hard drive
    2. Remove motherboard and replace
    3. Remove power supply and hook computer directly to house current
    4. Touch various bits of internal wiring with the tip of a screwdriver
    5. Replace your printer

    Hope this helps!