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1. 20 Aug '07 15:27
Hi I am quite a newbie here... I am wondering about the following

I have a pawn
At the first move, I can move it either one or two squares, and I know that.

But can I move it one square forward then eat diagonally an enemy pawn (or rook, or whatever) kind of like the horse does with its L shaped move?

2.  AThousandYoung
Gonzalo de Córdoba
20 Aug '07 15:32
Originally posted by numerotre
Hi I am quite a newbie here... I am wondering about the following

I have a pawn
At the first move, I can move it either one or two squares, and I know that.

But can I move it one square forward then eat diagonally an enemy pawn (or rook, or whatever) kind of like the horse does with its L shaped move?

no.
3.  Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
20 Aug '07 15:37
Originally posted by numerotre
Hi I am quite a newbie here... I am wondering about the following

I have a pawn
At the first move, I can move it either one or two squares, and I know that.

But can I move it one square forward then eat diagonally an enemy pawn (or rook, or whatever) kind of like the horse does with its L shaped move?

Not in a single move... you may want to read up on the rules, there are special rules for pawns, but what you are thinking of isn't one of them.

Pawns have a special move they perform when they get to enemy territory. Find the rules of en passant.

P-
4.  Dragon Fire
Lord of all beasts
20 Aug '07 15:38
Originally posted by AThousandYoung
no.
and before you ask you cannot move it diagonally 2 squares either.
5.  duecer
anybody seen my
20 Aug '07 16:03
Originally posted by numerotre
Hi I am quite a newbie here... I am wondering about the following

I have a pawn
At the first move, I can move it either one or two squares, and I know that.

But can I move it one square forward then eat diagonally an enemy pawn (or rook, or whatever) kind of like the horse does with its L shaped move?