What is Blockading? Part 2 of 4

ChessDweeb
Jul 29, 2007, 12:00 AM |
8 | Strategy

In the last article I gave an example of what blockading is. Now, I will write about the sister of blockading named restraining. The first step is to restrain a pawn from advancing. If you think about it, this makes sense. It's a lot easier to attack a target that can't move compared to one that can.

Keep in mind that restraining doesn't mean the same as blockade. By restraining we do something that stops the pawn's advance. If blockading is possible, it's usually better because it's like a wall. See the diagram below for an example of restraining:

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the next part I will show you how to ATTACK and kill the d pawn that we have restrained. Get ready for Part 3 of 4, the attack. Part 4 will be about which pieces make good blockaders and why.

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