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f3 x e5 - Knight takes Pawn - does give you a 1 point advantage on your turn. However black can retaliate with c6 x e5 taking your knight without fear of any retribution which resets the advantage in black's favour. Interestingly note that this move also defends against c4 x f7 which also results in a positional advantage to black. c4 x f7 - Bishop takes ...
I am a chess arbiter and I can confirm that this rule does not exist whatsoever in the FIDE rules of chess. The only restriction to promotion is if it's an illegal move.
Some players will do anything to try to prevent them losing... From the position above, white promotes and black may as well resign. White can make a 2nd queen and give one of them up if necessary to prevent black's attack with the d and e pawns. You won't even need to do that though. If black moves Ke4 his pawn on d5 is pinned, if he plays d5-d4 you go ...
http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/editing-helpWhen someone has announced check/checkmate. It immediately brings to mind how to get out of check. When in check, each of the following is a legal way to get out of check: Taking the piece that checks Moving the king to a position where it is not in check Moving a piece between the checking piece (rook, ...
The Queen is without question the most powerful piece on the board. I have a much different opinion on the 2nd most valuable piece(s) on the board, at least for all beginning to intermediate levels of skill. The Knights are extremely dangerous for their ability to threaten 8 widely separated positions at the same time and to immediately move to another ...
Simple answer: because you have to balance attack and defense. Pawns are very good to hold your position and fend your oponents pieces off. If you are too offensive and run with your pawns at your opponent, he might have problems at first, but once he stops your attack, he will have no difficulty to move his pieces behind your pawn wall. Once this happens, ...
Sometimes, center board control is not immediately the goal of a particular openings's strategy. I'm referring specifically to two types, Larsen's Opening and regular Fianchetto openings. Here, white is advancing each pawn only one square, 1.b3 or 1.g3. As wikipedia states: The fianchetto is a staple of many "hypermodern" openings, whose philosophy ...
Other strategy board games also have things like this. If you like Chess, you might also enjoy Go. Here is a link to an online website where you can play correspondence Go: https://online-go.com/ In general, what you are looking for are correspondence games, so here is a website with a bunch of these games: http://gamesbyemail.com/
People play Diplomacy in that manner. It give you lots of times to contact other people to make deals with them between submitting your moves.
e4 has an advantage over 1. e3 in that it does not potentially block the bishop on c1 (one the d-pawn is moved) and also that it attacks f5, thus preventing black developing his bishop there (or the knight via e7), and attacks d5 preventing black putting a knight there (after developing it on f6 or e7). It also hampers black moving a pawn to d5 although it ...
There is never any difference in restrictions when a pawn queens, regarding pawns in the same file behind it. (Of course you can't overtake the pawn in front) [my rating: 1920]
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