P-24

  Isolated pawns are very powerful and win easily provided they can mutually protect each other. However, if their defence is not well organized, surprises are possible. If the white pawn were on f6, it would indirectly protect the d5-pawn thanks to the threat of promotion and at the same time restrict the black king...


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P-29

  Let us now consider a position with pawns three files apart. The common square does not include the eighth rank so it is obvious that the pawns cannot reach the promotion square on their own. Nevertheless, it is important to know that they are invulnerable to the attack of the black king.   The […]

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P-22

  2.2. King and Two Pawns versus King The two pawns as a rule ensure a simple win. When the white king is near, the win is straightforward. However, with the rook pawns, some problems may arise. Connected pawns that mutually protect each other always win! Even when the white king is far away, the […]

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