Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 6

TheAdvocate
TheAdvocate
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Techniques of Positonal Play
Technique No. 6
IV. Which colour of squares for the pawns? For & against Capablana's rules


Capablanca established the following guidelines for the placing of the pawns:

  1.  if our opponent has a bishop but we do not, we must put our pawns on squares of the same color as that opposing bishop.
  2. But if we have a bishop, then the pawns should go on squares of the opposite color, regardless of the opponent's bishop.