Checkmate via En passant

During one of the livestreams at a viewer proposed I try to give checkmate via En passant to the computer. So we had just a little fun one day with this challenge, attempting to do such against Stockfish Level 1 with time controls 5|2. When I challenged Stockfish Level 1, I mistakenly challenged it to a game where the side with black was without a queen knight. Whoops! Fun fact: I only realized this error when I was editing for this very video. πŸ™‚ En passant is a special move in chess, one that far too many players do not know about. Maybe with the help of this video more players will learn about this unique pawn capture. In my experience, those unaware of the En passant rule can be found not only baffled when it is observed during a game for the first time, but sometimes also accusatory of an opponent that he/she has cheated!! πŸ™‚

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I’m a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who was introduced to the game by my father in 1988 at the age of 8. The purpose of this channel is to share my knowledge of chess to help others improve their game. I enjoy continuing to improve my understanding of this great game, albeit slowly. Consider subscribing here on YouTube for frequent content, and/or connecting via any or all of the below social medias. Your support is greatly appreciated. Take care, bye. πŸ˜€



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