When the pawns are only one file apart, converting advantage into victory is much more complicated, especially when the passed pawn is behind the blockaded pawns. White has difficulty manoeuvring and Black usually has a chance to save the game by attacking the blockaded pawn. As we saw in the previous case, a critical […]

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  2.3.3. Passed Pawns When each side has passed pawns, of utmost importance is their relative proximity to the promotion square, that is to say, how fast they can queen. If the king of the weaker side has managed in time to occupy the critical squares in front of the enemy pawn, the game will […]

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