R 725


  When behind a passed pawns stands the opponent’s rook chances of winning are much smaller. Whether White defends his passed pawn from the side or his rook is in front of a passed pawn, rook’s activity is substantially restricted and most often he cannot participate in the defense of his own pawns on the […]

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R 650


  Positions with a smaller distance between blocked pawns are more advantageous for the attacker, as he can protect his pawns more easily and limit the opponent’s counter-play. We will prove this important rule in the following two examples. Let’s see how White eliminates a rival’s counter-play and realizes a positional  advantage with pawns separated […]

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