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With regard to plans and strategy endings with blockaded connected pawns are very similar to endings where each side has one blockaded pawn. However, as a rule, the stronger side wins more easily if it has spatial superiority or the opposition, since capturing one pawn automatically results in getting the other pawn as well. The crucial significance of the opposition is also demonstrated in the following example. The position is drawn since White to move cannot penetrate on the critical square e6 and capture the h6-pawn.

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