Letter #13 - 2006
En passant move
Date: 7/11/2006 2:22:10 PM MDT
Is there a position or situation in which an en-passant move could not be permitted or be illegal?
It is possible that an en-passant move cannot be performed if such move breaks the rules of Chess.
The following diagram shows a position in which the en-passant maneuver is not possible:
White to move
White moves his c2 Pawn to c4 threatening to capture the black Bishop in exchange for a Pawn. Black cannot exercise his en-passant option (bxc3+ e.p) since he exposes his King to check from the white h4 Rook.
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