Sports & Gaming
Can a Pawn Take a King? Legal Pawn Moves in Chess
Written by MasterClass
Last updated: Jan 10, 2022 • 3 min read
If you’re new to chess, you might be curious as to whether a pawn can take a king. The answer is yes—although it takes some extra help and fancy maneuvering around the chessboard to do so. Learn more about how to use a pawn to take an enemy king.