More about the Pawn
Originally, the Pawn was only
allowed to move one square forward at a time.
avoid languid Openings, they were permitted the
option of moving one or two squares forward on
the first move with the objective being to
animate the game.
are the weakest pieces on the board, all of them
are potential Queens or any other high piece by
a piece transformation called ‘promotion’ which
is earned when they reach the eight rank.
either algebraic or descriptive Chess notation,
‘en passant’ captures are denoted by
The relative numeric value of the Pawn is 1