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cehoffman 15 ( +1 | -1 )
en passant If my black bishop is on b7, my opponent's white pawn is on a7, and my opponent moves his pawn from a7 to a5, can't I capture his pawn "en passant" with my bishop by moving b7 to a6?
tovmauzer 5 ( +1 | -1 )
No Only pawns have "en passant" privilege.
atrifix 45 ( +1 | -1 )
Well this is not really how en passant works at all: as tovmauzer pointed out, only pawns can capture en passant, the capture is backwards, and your black bishop could never land on b7 (b7 is a white square).

If you have a pawn on b5, and your opponent plays a7-a5, then you can capture en passant by moving b5-a6 ("in passing"). A similar backward capture or a forward capture with a bishop is illegal.
kstock 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Right Also, the pawn can only capture the other pawn e.p. if he does so immediately after the first pawn did the "double-step-move".
cehoffman 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks... Thanks guys for your responses... Ive just gotten more serious into chess after finding this website and apppreciate the responses you've posted.