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Yes but only on the first move of each of the pawns

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Q: Are you allowed to move a pawn 2 spaces in chess?
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Are you allowed to move back in chess?

Moves in chess are determined by the nature of the pieces and the spaces available for a legal move. Any chess piece can move backwards except for the pawn - and even the pawn can move backwards in a sense, if it reaches the back of the board and is promoted.

How many moves can you make in your first move in chess?

Your pawn can move 1 space or 2 spaces for your first move in chess or your knight can make its accustomed move.

Can a pawn jump 2 spaces in chess?

A pawn on the 2nd rank may move two spaces directly forward if the way is clear. Pawns do not jump.

What do the pawn pieces do in chess?

The pawn is allowed to move two (or one) spaces forward on its first move, but only one move on each other. It can not move backwards. It can only capture pieces diagonally, therefore if there is a piece in front of it, the pawn is not allowed to move unless the piece moves out of its way. One more thing is, if the pawn manages to make it across the board it can switch out for any other piece except the king or the pawn itself.

Can each pawn move two spaces on that pawn's first move?

A pawn may move forward either one or two spaces when making the pawn's first move.

Can a pawn go backwards in chess?

No , the pawn may not move backwards .

Can a pawn move two spaces only on the very first move of the game or can each pawn move two on its first move?

Each individual pawn can move two spaces on its first move

When a pawn in chess becomes a queen does it move another turn immediately?

No. Promoting your pawn counts as your move.

Can the knight in chess go backwards?

Yes, A knight movement is 2 up and 1 over, or 1 up and 2 over. It is allowed to move in this pattern in any direction. =========================== The only chess piece that is not allowed to move backward is the pawn.

Can you take up an apponents piece in chess without moving?

Yes, you can. There is a move called "en passant" that enables you to take a pawn without moving. If the opponent's pawn jumps two spaces in its first move to avoid being taken by your pawn, "en passant" is in effect and you can take his pawn.

Can a king move two spaces in the initial move?

No , the King is allowed to move only one space at a time - the pawn may , upon it's first move , excercise the option of moving from one to two spaces .

How many spaces can you move on your opening move in chess?

This depends on the piece you're moving, as you can move a knight as an opening move, but the knight's awkward L-shaped pattern doesn't usually translate to a number of spaces, per se. You're probably thinking of the pawn's initial move, as the pawn is the most commonly moved piece for an opening move. The pawn can only move 1 or 2 squares from its initial position, and then only 1 square at a time after that.

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