What is Blockading? Part 1 of 4

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     When you blockade a passed or isolated pawn you put one of your pieces in front of the pawn to accomplish two things:


  1. Stopping the pawn from advancing and,
  2. launching a plan to eliminate the pawn.

     In the diagram you will notice that white's knight blockades black's d pawn by occupying the d4 blockading square which prevents the pawn from advancing. White's king and e3 pawn guard d4.

  In part two, I will cover restraining the pawn, part three will cover the attack, part four will be examples of good and bad blockaders.

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