The game of chess has been around since ancient times, although no one knows exactly when it was invented and by who it was invented, there’s a number accounts of many different versions of the game. It’s believed that the Indians invented the game, this was said to be before sixth century A.D. Whatever the case the game has spread to many nations and countries. The theory surround the game is phenomenal, it depicts the past of Medieval past. During this time the chess pieces represented (people of society) that were born into their class, whereas the Monks believed that each piece (Pawns) was viewed as a certain citizen. Nevertheless, there’s a theory that most all players believe, and that’s there is an offense and a defense. Many would express that this is a game of logic, reason, and strategy, others not so much.
Since the setup of this game has a significant meaning it’s only important to start with the pieces that get sacrificed that most, the Pawn. “The Irish have a saying, ‘ËœWhen the chess game is over, the pawn and the king go back to the same box.’ In other words, respect your pawns and they will take care of you.” The attitude behind this quote has such a powerful meaning nevertheless; many may view the pawn as a solider, apiece that’s considered expendable. Having been part of a military organization, one could confirm that the quote above is painfully true. The Pawn moves in a forward motion and one square at a time, except on the first move, and then they are allowed to move two spaces but only on the first move. If a pawn reaches the opponents back row then that opponent has the luxury of gaining any piece back, of course the piece can-not be a King.
To simplify things the laws of Chess are greatly different from the rules of Checkers. Although all pieces are eligible to capture any piece of the opponent’s, with the exception of the King. The Pawns, while moving slightly forward, may capture only diagonally. This piece posse a rather unique move and this move is known as capturing en passant. Hum! Deep breathe, please allow me a moment to express this move. Let’s say, “When one side is black, and has a pawn advanced to the fifth row, and an adjacent white pawn which has not made an initial move is advanced two squares, the black pawn may capture it as if it had moved only one square—diagonally of course.
Often a Pawn is captured sometimes the result is that when the opponent retaliates and captures a piece with another piece, then a pawn just might end up in front of one of your own pawns, thus forth allowing your pawn to be considered a double pawn. Meaning that the pawns are in a vertical file, one in front of another. During the game of chess this is considered a weakness, this move should be avoided if at all possible during the game.