Pawn endgames, Chess Endgames Network

P-27 (Common Square)

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Let us now consider a position with pawns two files apart. When pawns are on the fifth rank, the common square includes the eight rank so they win on their own!


Notes to remember:

Pawns two files apart on the fifth rank are winning.
3.d6+. d-pawn is outside the square of a-pawn!

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