In their first move, each pawn has the option to move forward one space or two spaces. After this move, they can only move one space forward. However, they are also the only chess piece that captures in a method different from how they move. To capture, the Pawn moves diagonally one space (see the diagram).
How is chess works?
The goal of chess is to capture your opponent's king, but since actually capturing the king is against the rules of the game, players aim for checkmate. Think of the game as a battle. All of your pieces work to capture or remove your opponent's pieces from the board by moving onto the squares they occupy.
What are the rules to play chess?
How to Play Chess
- Introduction: How to Play Chess. By blksheep Follow More by.
- Step 1: Setup, Turns, and Taking Pieces. Setup:
- Step 2: Pawn Movement. Pawns only move forward.
- Step 3: Rook. Rooks move in a continuous line forwards, backwards and side-to-side.
- Step 4: Knight.
- Step 5: Bishop.
- Step 6: Queen.
- Step 7: King.