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No, pawns can never move backwards.

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Q: Can a pawn move backwards if capturing?
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Can a pawn go backwards in chess?

No , the pawn may not move backwards .

Can a pawn move backwards in chess?

Until a pawn is promoted to a queen, rook, bishop or knight, it cannot move backwards.

Can a pawn in checkers move backwards on a diagonal?


Can you attack with a pawn backwards in chess?

No. Pawns cannot move backwards.

In chess what pieces can move backwards?

Only the pawn cannot move backwards. All the others can.

Can you move your pawn backwards when its across the center line?


What is the only chess piece that can't move backwards?


Can the pawn in chess move sideways?

No , the pawn moves forward in a straight line unless when capturing an opponent's chessmen diagonally or by 'En Passant' .

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.

Can a pawn move lateral to capture a king for checkmate?

No - pawns only move forward - except when capturing a piece. They're not allowed to move laterally.

How do you move a king in checkers?

In the game of checkers, a kinged pawn may be moved like a normal pawn, but can move in any direction, forwards or backwards, side to side, as long as the move is diagonal. ----InfoMac

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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