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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.

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Q: Can a pawn capture a King in the game of chess?
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In chess can a pawn capture a king?

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

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.

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Can a king capture a pawn?

Yes, the king can capture a pawn.

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The king just moves onto it, same as any other capture. The difference is that the king cannot capture a piece or pawn protected by another piece or pawn, as this would place him in check (attacked, subject to capture).

How do you use a pawn to checkmate a king in chess?

The pawn can checkmate the king but only in conjunction with at least one other piece to protect the pawn from capture by the king and at least one enemy piece placed near the king so that it cuts off any escape avenues the king would have. If a pawn places a king in check and the king is completely surrounded by his own pieces in such a way that its only move would be capture the pawn and if no enemy piece is placed so that it can capture that pawn and if the pawn is protected from capture by one of its own pieces, the pawn has checkmated the king.

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There's the 'Fifty-Move Rule ' where there has been neither a capture or a pawn movement resulting in a draw .

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Can you take a queen with a rook in chess?

You may capture a queen with any piece, be it a rook, a pawn, or even a king.

How do the pawns move in chess?

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What is a poison pawn in chess?

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