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If you can't stop a P, ...

The following situation isn't that rare - a lonely P is slowly but surely advancing towards promotion while the opponent's pieces unable to do anything to stop it. This is great when you are the one who has the P. On the other hand, the feeling must terrible when you are on the other side, helplessly watching the P advance.
 
Well, in this article, I'd like to show you a couple of ideas that can be summarized under one headline - "If you can't stop the P, prepare to deal with the Q."
 
 
 

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