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The Black Pawn



 

Puzzle ID:#49893
Fun:*** (2.39)
Difficulty:** (1.26)
Category:Other
Submitted By:kitty-catAus*

 

 

 



A chessboard is set up, and all the pieces are in their starting place except a black pawn, which has moved forward two spaces.

Is this position possible while still following all the rules of chess?




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Comments

ThinksForFun*
Jul 28, 2013

Nice one!
kitty-catAus*
Jul 28, 2013

Thanks! Credit goes to Trenton Lee Stewart and his series The Mysterious Benedict Society.
eighsseAus*
Jul 29, 2013

Tricky! I had to look it up to even see which color is supposed to go first...so then I got it wrong because I had read into the question a line which doesn't exist, saying that only one move has taken place. Long story short: I fell for it!
bababawhompAus*
Aug 11, 2013

I remembered this problem from The Mysterious Benedict Society. I remember really enjoying it then and now.
dangerouspie101tus*
Feb 23, 2014

I love the Mysterious Benedict Society!
dalfamnestAnz*
Aug 02, 2016

Hmmm...I marked this "Easy" because I knew the answer easily - FALSE! Then I read the answer and realised I was wrong - not so easy after all. Good teaser - thanks!

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