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  1. 23 Feb '09 12:29
    what is the point of the half moves since last pawn move/capture?
  2. 23 Feb '09 12:45 / 2 edits
    A move as in say "move 16 or move 5" describes both white and black taking their turn. A half move is a move by either black or white. So - "half moves since last capture" - is precise. But as to why this information is considered useful? Maybe it's something to do with the rules regarding drawn endings as in "50 moves since last pawn move or capture"...although it's never happened to me and I never quite manage to remember the rule properly.
  3. 23 Feb '09 13:31
    ah i see thanks, yes that makes sense.
  4. 21 Jun '09 17:20
    What is a half move??
  5. 21 Jun '09 17:25
    Originally posted by Breacher
    What is a half move??
    It is when you move the king from e1 to g1, that's half a move. The next halfmove is to move the rook from h1 to f1. These two half moves is called a castling.

    [joking]
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Jun '09 17:30
    Originally posted by Breacher
    What is a half move??


    Mate in half a move.