Pawn First Move
A pawn’s first move in chess is a special 2-square jump move. Normally pawns can only move 1-square forwards, and can only capture 1-square diagonally forwards. But for each pawn, on its very first move in the game, can go 2 squares forward. It must go 2 squares directly forwards (vertically), and cannot go diagonally or in an L-shape Knight move.
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