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When can you not use en passant?

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โˆ™ 2012-05-29 19:21:59

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It can be used ONLY on your move, right after your opponent passes one of your advanced pawns with a pawn on its very first move. Your opponent has opted to move a pawn two squares ahead as its very first move. You have the option, on your very next move, of acting as if the pawn was only advanced one square, and you can capture the pawn (you capture it 'in passing') and advance your pawn to the square it would have occupied on a regular capture of that pawn. If you don't do it on your very next move, you lose the option. If an en passant capture is a player's only legal move, it must be done.

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