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Rules For The Player Who Owns a Passed Pawn

Rules for the player who owns a passed pawn

1) Control the square directly in front of the pawn;

2) Trade all the minor pieces so that a Knight or Bishop can't block the pawn;

3) Keep the Queens on so the opponent's King won't feel comfortable rushing up to combat your pawn;

4) Keep at least one Rook on.


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  • 17 months ago


    Passed pawns must be pushed. Well, they have to be, as they are not allowed to move backwards, except for backward pawns which have been passed by others.

    Chess gets a bit complicated at times en passant!

  • 19 months ago


    Interesting and useful! - Appreciated!

  • 23 months ago


    Nice tips and nice quotes!

  • 23 months ago


    There's lots more where they came from  http://www.chessquotes.com/

  • 23 months ago


    Nice quotes bro thanks!

  • 23 months ago


    The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance are not sufficient.  - Aaron Nimzowitsch

    Two passed pawns on the sixth beat everything, up to a royal flush. -   Ian Rogers

    A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes.  -  Jose Capablanca

    I'd rather have a Pawn than a finger.  -  Rueben Fine

    Check out my blogs on K+P endgames http://www.chess.com/blog/RoboRoy

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