The Pawn can never move backwards. The Pawn also has a special move called "En Passant", which you can read about in special moves section below. If the Pawn reaches the opposite side of the chessboard, it has the unique ability to promote to another chess piece. The pawn can become a Queen, Bishop, Rook, or Knight.
You now understand the basics of how pieces move. However, before you challenge your friend to a game, it would be good to know these special rules.
One other special chess rule is called castling. This move allows you to do two important things all in one move: get your king to safety (hopefully), and get your
By the time you reach this lesson you will already know all the basic rules and moves but there are a few special moves and rules that you should know. Some of .