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David Derrick wrote on 2010-07-20 UTC
In the nearly five decades of playing just-for-fun chess, my biggest
rewards have been teaching newcomers.

This reward has been a doubled-edged sword in that all students eventually
began to beat me -- regularly.  (Which rather proves my mediocre game
skills.)

However, recently I came across a questionable move for which I cannot find
an answer: 

WHAT IS THE SITUATION WHEN A PAWN, ON ITS FIRST MOVE, TAKES THE OPTION OF
THE TWO SPACES ADVANCE AND IN SO DOING MOVES ACROSS A SPACE THAT COULD HAVE
WITNESSED ITS CAPTURE BY AN OPPOSING BISHOP?  It is virtually an en passant
situation, yet I don't believe the Bishop enjoys the same advantage that a
pawn has.

(It would be the in the case of a Rook, but most unlikely to progress that
far.)

I would be greatly appreciative for your comments on this.

DAVID DERRICK
[email protected]

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