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 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender and Fergus  Duniho. Rules of Chess: Pawns FAQ. Rules of promotion and movement of pawns explained.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Frostman04 wrote on 2011-03-29 UTC
Ive come across a problem where a pawn is taking my pawn after my pawn
jumps two spaces and lands next to the pawn that is overtaking me.

consider the situation
Black pawn on B2
White pawn on A4

Black pawn moves to B4
White pawn takes black pawn by sliding to B3

I've found this problem in a few online chess games.

Clarify for me if this is actually allowed to happen or not please.

Based on my chess experience, i was under the impression pawns could not be
taken by another pawn unless it was across from it.  say...

Black pawn on A3
White pawn on B2

Whoever's turn it was could take the opposing pawn.

But the situation above i would need clarifying. Thanks :)