Special Chess Rules for Beginners

Learn pawn promotion 
The pawns seem like simple soldiers but have you heard what happens if you move a pawn across the board to the other side? You may promote the pawn into either a Queen, Rook, Knight or Bishop.   This happens each time a pawn reaches the other side of the board.
 
Learn the rule of en passant
It is important to note that this rule rarely occurs in games but it does occur and all chess players should know about it. If your opponent moves his pawn from the starting position 2 squares and passes your pawn’s line of attack, then you are able to recapture the pawn on your next move as if the pawn only moved 1 square forward.   The en passant rule requires the capture to take place immediately on the next move.  En passant only occurs with pawns.  
 
Castling
We perviously  learned about the rules of castling.  For more information on castling check out this blog.
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