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No, a pawn can only move diagonally when taking another piece on the board.

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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

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Can a pawn become a queen on a diagonal capture or a forward capture or both?

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Whilst of course to perform the move the knight's pawn must have moved, it is not important as to where it moves. The act of fianchettoing is to move the bishop in front of the knight and onto the long diagonal regardless of what the pawn has done. It is for that reason that I would argue a fianchetto is only one move; the bishop's move.

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.

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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.

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