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This was never legal. Rule 1.1. of the FIDE rules clearly states that the moves have to alternate. This was probably more of a house rule. Of course you can advance a pawn two spaces on it's first move (Rule 3.7b).


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Doing a quick search for "chess" and "immobilizer" led me to Baroque Chess.


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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 ...


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Fabian's answer makes it quite clear that this is not in the rules. For your followup, whether or not this is advantageous, the answer is the ever frustrating "it depends" Most novice games are decided merely by who makes the biggest blunder first. In that regard this doesn't really do much. In fact, by exposing your line quicker, you might be doing ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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Chess.com has a tactical trainer which I've found very good. It's available through their iPhone app as well as their website, although with a free subscription you're limited to 3 puzzles per day. http://www.chess.com/tactics/ Each puzzle and player has an Elo rating, and if you solve the puzzle then both the puzzle's and your own rating are adjusted, and ...


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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 ...


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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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Continuing to play is good in that you get plenty of practice, but one thing I have found in other games is that is far more effective coupled with recording your games and then running them back through some form of automated analysis. This will: point out your errors, obviously, so you don't repeat them, over time, give a clear picture of where your ...


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In blitz, you can take the opposing king (whereas in normal chess, it's illegal to move such that you're in check). Not all blitz is this way: online chess typically just retains the rule that leaving yourself in check is illegal, and this is fine since the computer enforces the rule. In real life blitz, because of the fast pace, the usual convention is ...


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the knight has a special abilities that the other pieces don't have. It can jump over other pieces. Also, unlike the other pieces it does not move in one line but I prefer bishops because knights can only move three squares at a time.



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