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No. The pawn may either capture diagonally one space, or move forward one or two spaces.

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Q: Can a pawn capture diagonally two spaces on the first move?
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How do the pawns move in chess?

They can move 1 space(2 if it is the pawn's first move of the game)and they capture diagonally.

Can a pawn attack on first move while moving two spaces?

No, pawns can only attack diagonally and their first move being two spaces forward is not diagonal.

What can a queen do in chess?

It can move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, and diagonally

What direction can a pawn move in the game of chess?

The pawn can only move one forward upwards. It can move two moves upward only when you move it the first time. To capture, you move diagonally.

Can you move a pawn diagonally backwards and forwards to capture another player?

A pawn can only capture by moving forward on the diagonal or through en passant; otherwise it must move directly forward. Both moves are of one space only, except for the "breakout move" which can be of either one or two spaces.

In chess if a pawn is blocked and there is no piece to capture can it go diagonally?

No, it cannot move unless it can capture or the blocking piece is moved out of the way.

Why do you move forward instead of backward?

The object of the game of chess is to capture your opponent's king. Being as his king resides on the opposite end of the board your must move forward toward that point in the effort. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It is important to note that during the attempt to capture or checkmate your opponent's king you may move many pieces to many areas on the board forward or back toward your own side of the board. The pawns move forward except when they capture another piece by moving one space diagonally. Some pieces move only forward and backward on the board in a straight line. Rooks move like this as many spaces as they are able in a straight line. Some pieces move only diagonally across the board. Bishops move only diagonally as many spaces as possible. Queens and kings are capable of moving in any direction. The queen moving as many spaces as she desires and the king limited to one space at a time. Knights move all over the board but do it in an "L" shape.

How does a pawn move?

A pawn may move one or two spaces forward. It may only take another piece by moving diagonally.

How do you win chess in 3 go's?

Looking how to beat your opponent in 3 go's? Then follow these steps. Step1. Look at your queen. See the pawn that is diagonally to the right, move that pawn 1 space up. Step2. Move your queen diagonally to the right 3 spaces. Step3. Move your queen diagonally to the left 3 spaces. Then yell CHECKMATE!. Then you win the game and take that king DOWN!

Can you move diagonally when your a king in checkers?

no u cant move diagonally

Why can the pawn move two squares on the first move?

This power of moving two spaces on the Pawn's first move was done , to make the game more interesting and to enable 'en passant' capture(s) , in the 15th Century .

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.

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