In this lesson you're going to learn about the little guys who start in front of the other pieces.|
You'll find out what they can do and then play some games.
Do you remember what we call them?
They're called PRAWNS
They're called PAWNS
And how many does each player start with?
Each player starts with EIGHT little guys
Each player starts with TEN little guys
If you don't remember what to do you'll lose your games.
Here's a PAWN on the chessboard.
What it does is very simple.
It moves up the board one square at a time
So this PAWN standing on e3 can move forward to e4.
Here's another PAWN on the chessboard.
This one is on its starting square - d2.
If a PAWN is on its starting square it has a choice.
It can either move ONE SQUARE FORWARD or TWO SQUARES FORWARD.
So this PAWN can move either to d3 or to d4.
You see these two PAWNS here?
Neither of them can move.
They are both blocking each other's way.
Remember this - it's important!
This is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT.
A PAWN can CAPTURE (TAKE) an enemy piece by moving ONE SQUARE DIAGONALLY FORWARD.
In this position the WHITE PAWN on f4 can CAPTURE the BLACK PAWN on g5.
Or, if it's BLACK'S turn, the BLACK PAWN on g5 can CAPTURE the WHITE PAWN on f4.
When you make a capture your piece moves onto the square occupied by the enemy piece and you take it off the board.
There's just one more thing you need to know about PAWNS at the moment.
It's a special sort of pawn capture that's very hard to understand. It doesn't happen very often, though.
You'll be able to learn all about it in the next lesson.
That's the end of the lesson.
What do you want to do now?