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.
- There is no queen.
- Pawns capture the same way they move. There is no initial
two-space pawn move and no en-passant move.
- 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
- A given piece can only promote to one other kind of piece.
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by Michael C. Vanier on July, 7 2004