Chess En passant: A Unique Chess Move.

Chess En passant is one of the most important chess strategical moves, which applies to the situation. and sometimes it also leads you to win.

These chess strategies sound very complicated, they only sound complicated but they are very easy to move on a chessboard.

I do know you may hear this move while playing with computer/online, as most normal people don’t know about this chess move

If any chess player has played this move for the first time against you, then you must be in confusion related to the legality of this move. But after getting concerned with your instructor/superior chess player.

You might get to know that this is a legal chess move.

The en-passant move is very simple to move, but some of the confusion arises whiling making this move, which makes this move a bit complicated.

Here I clarify all the doubt regarding this unique and special move, and I will also explain “how en-passant is done”

So let’s get started.

Criteria for doing en passant.

1 Criteria: You Pawn must be in 5Th position.

While doing Enpassant you must keep in mind that your pawn must be in 5th position, no matter, in which position, no matter whether it is a middle game or end game.

2 Criteria:- The opponent must move his pawn 2 step forward

the opponent must move his pawn 2 step forward in his one move.

If the opponent moves his pawn one step forward and in next turn, he again moves his pawn one move forward, which means the opponent moves his pawn two times, then en-passant can’t be done.

So let’s properly understand how en passant is done.

NOTE- This is only an example to make you understand about en passant so that you can understand, the position can be changed in the real game, but the criteria for doing this move is the same.

En-passant step by step example.

1 step: Let’s assume Your B5 Pawn is in the 5 Position.

Chess En-passant.

2 step: Opponent move his pawn two steps forward to A5 or C5.

If the opponent moves any chess pawn 2 step forward in one move then en-passant will take place.

You can take a look at the image below.

No matter in which block you pawn is, but it should follow the criteria that I shared with you.

Situation before En passant.


Situation after En passant

You can clearly see that the opponent pawn has been taken by your pawn. and you pawn move one step forward in the cross direction this particular move is called en-passant.

Situation Before Chess En passant.


Situation after Chess En passant.

Situation of en-passant


I think that you might understand this special move if have any doubt or suggestion then express it in comments.

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