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It was last modified on: 2018-08-07
 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]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2011-03-30 UTC
Yes, that is allowed, and called 'en passant' capture. It was added to chess at the same time as the rule that pawns were allowed to make a double step, to prevent they could abuse that to pass a Pawn they could not have safely passed with only single steps.