Originally posted by dsn6789
i want to know a little more about en passant
The two move leap was introduced to speed up the game because
they use to start like this.
However, Those against the two move leap argued that a part
chess strategy would be lost.
The 5th rank pawn holding back unmoved pawns.
The pawns could now simply pass the 5th rank pawn.
So En Passant was introduced.
White has just played 1.c2-c4
Position after Black captured En Passant
It not obligitory to take En Passant if the opportunity presents itself.
However, if the player wished to capture EP. it must be played on the next move,
you cannot capture EP. three or four moves later.
EN Passent in Action