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Here is a game I played against a person on live chess who's supposed to be better than me. He seemed to like doubling my pawns and seems to has a history of abandoning games.
as they say doubled pawns are only weak if you can attack them
doubled pawns are usually somewhat of a disadvantage, although this depends on what the purpose of the pawns is. In the opening, doubled pawns usually give the side with them extra mobility due to open lines (for example in the ruy lopez exchange after dxc6 this lets out the queen and queens bishop. Also a doubled pawn usually is closer to the center and therefore controls more important squares. In the endgame where players are trying to promote a pawn, doubled pawns are equally good at preventing the opponent from making a passed pawn, but when one has a pawn majority, they are harder for the player to attack with them to make a passed pawn.
Oh I know about them. I saw a nice video of GM Roman talking all about pawn structure. I knew I could use those pawns to my advantage. If anyone has any advice for me on the game it would be helpful.
In my opinion, in the opening, taking on e6 and b6 to give doubled pawns is not a good idea. First, playing axb6 allows black an open a file, and the pawn is probably more useful on b6 because it controls 2 squares, not one. Also, the trade on e6 probably favors black because of the open f file and better central control. Therefore I think you had somewhat of an advantage coming out of the opening.
I know that much. It wouldn't have been such an easy win if I didn't. I'm more curious if there was a way to get a strong attack or if there were better plans than the ones I chose.
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