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icefox69 14 ( +1 | -1 )
En passant question When taking a pawn en passant, must you do so in the move immediately after the opponent's pawn moved? What is the notation?

mlazar 18 ( +1 | -1 )
YES immediately and notation would be pawn capture to square that the pawn that moved 2 squares had he moved just 1 ..Somebody can probably word this better...
clemens 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, it has to be the immediately next move.

A little example to explain what mlazar told you:

If you have a pawn at f5 and you opponent moves g5, you can capture en passant and the notation would be fxg6, though sometimes fxg6 e.p. or fg e.p. is used for clarification.
calmrolfe 20 ( +1 | -1 )
miazar is absolutely correct....however, it is much more fun to wait for the endgame when the pawn has advanced to the seventh rank and is about to be queened, and then claim it en passant from thirty moves ago !!!


icefox69 20 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Chaps

Thanks very much for your answers. Your much coveted prize is..... a challenge from me. (though you'll have to wait to I finish some games first).

stenlis 89 ( +1 | -1 )
reason I also read somwhere about the reason of taking en-passant existence.

Originally (long time ago) the pawns could only move one square also from their initial position. But the game flow was wery slow because of it so they changed it and chess became more dinamical. But the pawns gained more power and a rather 'unfair' ability to avoid capture. That's why en passant rule was brought into game. And the fact that the pawn 'jump' is actually a comprimation of two moves is also the reason why you can take te pawn only immediatly in the next move - assuming that that in the following moves the pawn would leave it's fictional position in the third(seventh) rank.

Hope it's correct - if I'm wrong I would be glad if someone more experienced would correct me so I wouldn't keep nonsense in my head.
cavturbo 27 ( +1 | -1 )
Here is an example of en passant board #610875 move 13 in a recent game that I had. I took one of my opponents pawns en passant, which ultimately resulted in him losing the game, I guess he didn't see it.