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  1. Standard member epic0002
    Black Mark
    24 Sep '07 01:31
    Ah yes the move that have come down to blows and destroyed boards and friendships in my life. Not one person on RHP has questioned it... wierd
  2. 24 Sep '07 01:35
    Originally posted by epic0002
    Ah yes the move that have come down to blows and destroyed boards and friendships in my life. Not one person on RHP has questioned it... wierd
    I guess there's a thought buried in there somewhere.
  3. Standard member epic0002
    Black Mark
    24 Sep '07 01:42
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I guess there's a thought buried in there somewhere.
    I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS WIERD THAT THE MOVE USUALLY CAME WITH AN EXPLANAITION.. EVEN IN TOUNAMENTS. BUT IN TWO YEARS ON RHP NOBODY HAS EVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT. DO PLAYERS USE IT ALOT ON HERE?
  4. 24 Sep '07 01:46
    Explained at tournaments??Where I come from people who enter tournaments are expected to know the rules.Maybe we're just odd
  5. 24 Sep '07 01:50
    its common knowlidge in the chess world. pawns use to only be abel to move 1 space at a time. many e3 e6 e4 e5 players just decided to move 2 squares instead. although moving a pawn 2 squares at once evolved the game. so did the moving of the queen of more than 1 space at a time.
  6. 24 Sep '07 01:54
    Originally posted by epic0002
    I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS WIERD THAT THE MOVE USUALLY CAME WITH AN EXPLANAITION.. EVEN IN TOUNAMENTS. BUT IN TWO YEARS ON RHP NOBODY HAS EVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT. DO PLAYERS USE IT ALOT ON HERE?
    Some RHP newbies aren't familiar with the en passant rule, but most players here know the rules of chess. I've never had to explain the en passant rule to a USCF tournament opponent, but that could be because I haven't played many young players, and I've never played in a scholastic tournament.
  7. 24 Sep '07 04:03
    Originally posted by epic0002
    Ah yes the move that have come down to blows and destroyed boards and friendships in my life. Not one person on RHP has questioned it... wierd
    It's not some peculiarity of Red Hot Pawn. It's a rule of chess. So of course we play it!
  8. 24 Sep '07 04:26 / 1 edit
    I feel the same thing about castling. It's kind of cheating.

    Just when you have a mortal attack on you opponent's king, he cowardly escapes with it inte a safe spot and bring the rook forward in the light. It just destroys the position and your soon won game is turned into a lost one. Weird I would say.

    And the still weirder thing about it is that every one accepts it as a proper move and never complains about it.

    Not to mention queening...
  9. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    24 Sep '07 12:18
    En passent has never been questioned by me or by my opponents either here or OTB whenever or whereever I play. Nor has stalemate, repetition, 50 move rule, etc. etc.

    I guess my opponents just expect me to know the rules, all of them! Kind of wierd that!
  10. 24 Sep '07 12:52
    Whether the move appears weird (wierd) or not, it is still a valid move; perhaps the rules are wrong.
  11. 24 Sep '07 12:58
    En Passant is for CLOSERS ! Put...that pawn....DOWN!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=xKzMd328bMw
  12. 24 Sep '07 13:16
    Originally posted by epic0002
    I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS WIERD THAT THE MOVE USUALLY CAME WITH AN EXPLANAITION.. EVEN IN TOUNAMENTS. BUT IN TWO YEARS ON RHP NOBODY HAS EVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT. DO PLAYERS USE IT ALOT ON HERE?
    I have seen at least two threads where someone thought they had mate or stalemate, but didn't due to e.p.

    Thank you for shouting.
  13. 24 Sep '07 14:05
    I didn't think the move needed an explanation if one was conversant with the rules of chess, but it sets off an interesting thread - again.
  14. 24 Sep '07 16:32
    It's often a game winner...it's polite to quote 'en passent'...when making the move..well i do anyway
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    24 Sep '07 17:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by carjam
    It's often a game winner...it's polite to quote 'en passent'...when making the move..well i do anyway
    I never say en passent and never say check or check mate either. In fact in most tournaments I play I would probably be told off (by the arbiter) for disturbing other players if I did.

    I would assume if my opponent cannot tell he is in check (or that it is his turn to move or that I have taken his pawn e.p.) he does not deserve to be playing in the same tournament as me.