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  1. 29 Dec '07 16:06
    I was playing Deep Sjeng 2.7 and it wouldn't let my pawn capture the queen... "Impossible move". I've read on the web that this is a possible move and would like some feedback. Thanks!

    Also, what's the best free chess software out there? Thanks and Happy New Year!
  2. 29 Dec '07 16:09
    As long as the pawn isn't uncovering a check on your own K.
  3. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    29 Dec '07 16:13
    Or there is a check from another piece.

    Maybe not the absolute best but a combination of Crafty and Arena would be good enough for most people.
  4. 29 Dec '07 16:21 / 1 edit
    Kepler, Crafty and Arena?
  5. 29 Dec '07 16:21 / 1 edit
    Ok, thanks Scandium, that explains it!
  6. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    29 Dec '07 16:31
    Originally posted by Ponder
    Kepler, Crafty and Arena?
    Crafty is a chess engine - put crafty chess in google and you will find it.
    Arena is an interface for chess engines, google should be able to find that also.
  7. 29 Dec '07 20:05
    Thanks!
  8. 29 Dec '07 21:06
    Originally posted by Ponder
    Thanks!
    I'd recommend "chess DB," "arena" and "fruit".

    google "fruit chess engine" and you'll find it. the others are explained in the above.

    also try chess.emrald.net for tactics.
  9. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    29 Dec '07 21:22
    First, buy real set pieces of chess and a book for beginners.

    Second,

    http://www.arasanchess.org/

    The Arasan program gives all the openings and variants.
  10. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    29 Dec '07 23:54
    Originally posted by Ponder
    I was playing Deep Sjeng 2.7 and it wouldn't let my pawn capture the queen... "Impossible move". I've read on the web that this is a possible move and would like some feedback. Thanks!

    Also, what's the best free chess software out there? Thanks and Happy New Year!
    A pawn can capture a Queen.

    There must have been some other reason - most likely your King was in check.

    If you post the position we can tell you why the move was illegal.
  11. 31 Dec '07 19:50
    Originally posted by Ponder
    I was playing Deep Sjeng 2.7 and it wouldn't let my pawn capture the queen... "Impossible move". I've read on the web that this is a possible move and would like some feedback. Thanks!

    Also, what's the best free chess software out there? Thanks and Happy New Year!
    NO it's not an impossible move and a good free chess software is called Crafty 19.3 its a engine it's hard !!!
  12. 31 Dec '07 21:22
    get chessbaselight 2007