Letter #11 - 2008
Hello, a question...
When starting a game, am I forced to move a Pawn or can I move another piece other than the Pawn in my first move?
Can I move first a Knight or a Rook?
At the beginning of a game you are able to move only two different kind of pieces: any Pawn or any Knight. There is no way of moving any other piece on your first move since they are
all blocked by themselves.
It is a good practice to start a game by moving any of the two center Pawns because these moves aim to control the center of the board and
enable Bishops to become active.
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