Pawn Diagonal Moves

Pawns move diagonally forwards to capture. The pawn can only move one square diagonally, to the left or right, and only forwards (not diagonally backwards). It has to be a take move. A pawn can only move diagonally if it is capturing. It cannot move diagonally to an empty square. There is one bizarre exception to this call the “en passant rule”.

The pawn can only move forwards to an empty square (it’s normal non-capture forward move). Pawns can move two-squares on its very first move. Pawns cannot ever capture moving forward, not even on the very first special move.

Pawns cannot ever move backwards. Pawns can only move forwards, either directly forwards (normal move), or diagonally forwards (pawn capture move). The pawns move inexorably forwards until they reach the end of the board, which is where “pawn promotion” occurs.

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