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  1. 19 Dec '05 15:02 / 1 edit
    can anyone explain why, in Game 1625071, H2-D6 is illegal...

    tia
  2. 19 Dec '05 15:06
    Originally posted by inwerds
    can anyone explain why, in Game 1625071, H2-D6 is illegal...

    tia
    white is in check.
  3. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    19 Dec '05 15:07 / 1 edit
    You are in check and Bh2-d6 does not relieve you from the threat, therefore it is illegal.

    Edit: oh geez, fat Sam beat me. I don't mind being beat, but by someone that looks like that........ I need a beer or 8 to drown my sorrow.
  4. 19 Dec '05 15:09
    yes, i see that i am in check but i thought that the move to D6 would eliminate the pawn
  5. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    19 Dec '05 15:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by inwerds
    yes, i see that i am in check but i thought that the move to D6 would eliminate the pawn
    ??? The pawn is on d5.

    Edit: atleast I beat that fat guy this time
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    19 Dec '05 15:20
    Originally posted by inwerds
    yes, i see that i am in check but i thought that the move to D6 would eliminate the pawn
    That's not how en passant works. Only a pawn can take on the square behind the freshly double advanced pawn.
  7. 19 Dec '05 15:21
    Originally posted by Saint Nick
    You are in check and Bh2-d6 does not relieve you from the threat, therefore it is illegal.

    Edit: oh geez, fat Sam beat me. I don't mind being beat, but by someone that looks like that........ I need a beer or 8 to drown my sorrow.
    It's Phat Sam. If you make that mistake one more time, I'll take your glasses, and seat on them.
  8. 19 Dec '05 15:22 / 1 edit
    my mistake .. i didn't realzie that only pawns can do en passant capturing moves

    Many THANKS for the input!
  9. Standard member Trains44
    Full speed locomotiv
    19 Dec '05 17:41
    Originally posted by inwerds
    can anyone explain why, in Game 1625071, H2-D6 is illegal...

    tia
    That move is NOT illegal, period.
  10. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    19 Dec '05 17:46
    Originally posted by inwerds
    my mistake .. i didn't realzie that only pawns can do en passant capturing moves

    Many THANKS for the input!
    Learn the rules, sonny. All of 'em. It only takes about an hour.