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Passed Pawn

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A passed pawn is a pawn with no opposing pawns to prevent it from advancing to the eighth rank, i.e. there are no opposing pawns in front of it, blockading it on the same file nor engaging it on an adjacent file (diagonally). A passed pawn is sometimes colloquially called a passer. Passed pawns can be an advantage because only the opponent's pieces can prevent them from promoting.

"Passed Pawns must be pushed"


"A passed pawn is a criminal that must be kept under lock and key. Mere police surveillance is not sufficient" -Aron Neimzovitsch


"Restrain. Blockade. Destroy." Nimzovich on passed pawns.


  • 8 years ago · Quote · #1


    what's the rule about en passant?
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #2


    you can check it out by clicking on learn and then chess rules and basics, there it is explained. 

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #3


    i still cannot understand
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4


    white's a pawn is passed and black's h pawn is not and the e pawns are also not passed pawns;]

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5


    think u mean black's g (not h) pawn .

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7


    BGP9 wrote:

    What kind of mess is that!? XD

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