Okay, it’s time to work on moves for the last piece: the pawn. Believe it or not, the pawn is the most difficult piece for me to program. It has […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Is the King safe from pawns?
Pawns can be scary things. They can en passant, they can form chains and islands, they can promote to the all powerful queen. Not to mention they can checkmate you. […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Pawn Promotion Possibilities!
Back in the middle ages, there were several different renditions of pawn promotion. Originally, the pawn would promote to the queen piece, but back then the queen could only move […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Perilous times for pawns!
Did you know that the piece with the lowest survival rate is the white queen’s pawn at d2? That’s right, out of 2.2 million master level games, this pawn survives […]
Beginner Chess Engine: Solved the pawn/king check problem….
If you’ve been following along, you probably have seen that the king had a slight problem. It was failing to adequately check for pawns when considering it’s own safety. Here […]