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Absolutely, as long as it does not put the king in check.

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Q: Can a king kill a pawn in chess?
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Can a pawn kill capture or checkmate a king in chess?

Yes, it can kill, or rather capture/checkmate a king in chess. A pawn can capture any other piece on the board. A king can be checkmated by any other piece on the board except by the other king.

In chess can a pawn capture a king?

No, a pawn can not check or checkmate a king.

What will you get when pawn goes to kings place in chess?

The Pawn can then be promoted to any chess piece other than the King .

Can a pawn kill a king if the king moves in to the position with out calling check?

According to the rules of chess, you cannot move your own king into the check position.

In the game of chess if it is not a king can it kill a king?

In chess, any piece may capture any other piece except the king, which can only be checkmated (in check with no square to escape). Even the lowly pawn can checkmate the King.

Can a pawn check the king in chess?

Yes , the pawn has the power and ability to place the opponent's king in check .

Can a pawn and king trade squares in the game of chess?


Can a pawn capture a King in the game of chess?

Technically, the king is never actually "captured" in chess. That said, a pawn can certainly be used to put a king in "check", though unless the pawn is protected by some other piece the king can simply capture the pawn on its next move.

In chess when a piece crosses the chess board do you get your queen back?

Only the pawn can be promoted to another chess piece once the pawn reaches the 8th rank . The pawn can not be promoted to a king .The rules only allow the pawn to be promoted upon the eighth rank . At that time the pawn can then be promoted to a queen or any other chess piece with the sole exception of the king .

Where did the word chess came from?

A pawn can kill diangular foward or backwards

Can the king become a queen in chess?

No , the king remains the king and may not be changed unlike the promotion of a pawn once the pawn reaches the last rank where the pawn may be promoted to any piece other than a king .

What are some of the chess pieces?

Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Pawn, King

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