Rules For The Player Who Owns a Passed Pawn

Rules for the player who owns a passed pawn

1) Control the square directly in front of the pawn;

2) Trade all the minor pieces so that a Knight or Bishop can't block the pawn;

3) Keep the Queens on so the opponent's King won't feel comfortable rushing up to combat your pawn;

4) Keep at least one Rook on.


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  • 3 years ago


    Passed pawns must be pushed. Well, they have to be, as they are not allowed to move backwards, except for backward pawns which have been passed by others.

    Chess gets a bit complicated at times en passant!

  • 3 years ago


    Interesting and useful! - Appreciated!

  • 4 years ago


    Nice tips and nice quotes!

  • 4 years ago


    There's lots more where they came from

  • 4 years ago


    Nice quotes bro thanks!

  • 4 years ago


    The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance are not sufficient.  - Aaron Nimzowitsch

    Two passed pawns on the sixth beat everything, up to a royal flush. -   Ian Rogers

    A passed pawn increase in strength as the number of pieces on the board diminishes.  -  Jose Capablanca

    I'd rather have a Pawn than a finger.  -  Rueben Fine

    Check out my blogs on K+P endgames

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