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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2013, 10:18:51 AM »
En passant is mid-level? Huh. I always considered it essential as knowing any other rule such as castling or promotions. I used to carry a board with me at all times in academia, epic chess throwdowns anywhere on campus.

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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2013, 10:25:20 AM »
I mean, sure, the opportunity to use it can come up in low level play. But, I think the sheer number of folks who don't know the rule seems to suggest that it's beyond the scope of beginner play. And certainly it's not essential for basic play. As opposed to say promotions. If you keep pushing your pawn, and get it to the end but don't know that you can promote it, that's game breaking. But not knowing that you can take a pawn in a relatively rare circumstance can still keep the game going.

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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2013, 10:27:36 AM »
In my experience, having pawns pass one another is a lot more common in low-level play since they know about promotions but not en passant.  I think that the definition of "low level" here is a big vague, too.  I think of that as basically having a rating of lower than 800.  Not even up to the 1200 range.  But that's just me. :)
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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #78 on: April 17, 2013, 10:39:28 AM »
<1000 don't know the rules.
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« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2013, 10:40:53 AM »
Or just are extremely inexperienced.  They may well know the rules, but not many openings or how to handle themselves in the middle game in particular.
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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2013, 10:48:46 AM »
Or just are extremely inexperienced.  They may well know the rules, but not many openings or how to handle themselves in the middle game in particular.

Well sure. You could know the rules but have 0 ability to create a logic chain. One of the reasons all children need to be taught chess.
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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2013, 10:49:35 AM »
100% agreed.
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Re: Skyward Collapse Teaser 1
« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2013, 09:46:44 PM »
En passant is mid-level? Huh. I always considered it essential as knowing any other rule such as castling or promotions.

My thoughts as well--en passant is a simple move/capture rule.  That's as basic as it gets in a strategy game.

Or just are extremely inexperienced.  They may well know the rules, but not many openings or how to handle themselves in the middle game in particular.

Well sure. You could know the rules but have 0 ability to create a logic chain. One of the reasons all children need to be taught chess.

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