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The Black Pawn

Submitted By:kitty-cat
Fun:*** (2.41)
Difficulty:** (1.29)

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 on this teaser

Posted by ThinksForFun07/28/13
Nice one!

Posted by kitty-cat07/28/13
Thanks! Credit goes to Trenton Lee Stewart and his series The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Posted by eighsse07/29/13
Tricky! I had to look it up to even see which color is supposed to go 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!

Posted by bababawhomp08/11/13
I remembered this problem from The Mysterious Benedict Society. I remember really enjoying it then and now.

Posted by dangerouspie10102/23/14
:) I love the Mysterious Benedict Society!

Posted by dalfamnest08/02/16
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! :D :D :D :cry:


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