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2.1.8 Notes for chess players

Here are a few miscellaneous things that may confuse chess players. Some of these have been mentioned elsewhere, but they bear repeating.

  1. There is no queen.

  2. Pawns capture the same way they move. There is no initial two-space pawn move and no en-passant move.

  3. There is no special castling move. There are a large number of possible defensive formations referred to as "castles" (see section 2.2 Sample game) but there is no need for special moves to create them.

  4. A given piece can only promote to one other kind of piece.

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