Welcome back. Perhaps you'd like to tell me what you'd like me to call you this lesson.
There's another special pawn capture you need to know before you go any further, kiddo.
This rule is really hard to understand - most grownups don't understand it, you know.
Watch this very carefully.|
There you are, the guy in the smart red uniform, standing there on e5.
That's YOUR FIFTH RANK.
On the NEXT FILE there's an enemy soldier who has not yet moved.
Remember, he can move forward either ONE or TWO squares.
Now the enemy soldier chooses to move forward TWO squares - from d7 to d5.
What happens now is this:
You can, IF YOU LIKE, say to him as he passes the d6 square:
"STOP RIGHT THERE. I'M GOING TO KILL YOU WHILE YOU PASS THAT SQUARE."
And that's exactly what you do.
Cool, isn't it?
And here's the position once you've made the capture.
Let's explain again how it works.
YOU HAVE A PAWN ON YOUR FIFTH RANK.
YOUR OPPONENT HAS AN UNMOVED PAWN ON THE NEXT FILE.
IF HE MOVES THAT PAWN TWO SQUARES YOU CAN, ON YOUR NEXT MOVE, TAKE IT AS IF IT MOVED ONE SQUARE.
Now look at it from the other side of the battlefield.
There you are, standing on b2 minding your own business.
There's a black dude on c4 waiting to kill you if you move to b3.
But he'll also kill you if you move to c4.
Just watch what happens.
Here's the position if you move TWO SQUARES FORWARD, to b4.
Don't forget that BLACK'S FIFTH RANK is the rank numbered 4 on your board.
He can kill you by moving to b3 and removing YOU from the battlefield.
So watch out!!
And here's the position after you've been killed.
This is called the EN PASSANT RULE.
That's French - it means IN PASSING, which might help you remember it.
The rule is hard to remember - and easy to forget.
If you need to refresh your memory come back here any time.
That's the end of the lesson, kiddo.
You also have to do a REALLY HARD EXAM.
Awesome! I can't wait!
Can I repeat the lesson first?
I'll do it later - I have to go now
No - I'm scared I'll fail