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