Learn The Pawn Moves For Chess
It's time to go deeper on each topic starting with pawn moves. The chess pawn is the weakest and most common unit, symbolizing infantry, or armed peasants (pike men). And yet they are the backbone of the army
, central to all of your plans and schemes. Both players start with eight pawns, lined up on the second rank in front of the pieces.
The origin of most chess pieces are unquestionable, but the pawn's story is vague enough it seems. The term pawn has taken on a number of different meanings in today's world.
Depending on the context the term "pawn" can mean "a person easily controlled" or "a person sacrificed for a more important end".
The chess pawn gets his name from the Old French word "paon" which originates from the Medieval Latin term for foot soldier.
And that's all there is to the pawn moves. Go over the page a couple of times if you're not quite sure of everything. Play through the pawn tutorial
Learn to love the pawns just as Philidor did. You will stand or fall on the strength or weakness of your pawns. They will determine your fate in the game.
Next up in our piece study is the cavalry. As it happens the pawn is often excluded from the description "piece". Many people say only the back row units should be called pieces. Anyway the first of these is the Knight