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The power of the pawns!

Heinrich_24
Jul 21, 2010, 12:53 AM 13

Pawns can become a powerful ressource in a chess fight. But only if you are able to use them!


In our first example black had given an exchange ( rook for a bishop) and had got three connected passed pawns on queenside as compensation.

But he wasn`t able to mobilize them. So the power of three connected pawns remained unused.

Instead of this  white`s h-pawn became decisive:


 

In our second example young Carlsen had given also an exchange (rook for a knight) . But he was able to use the power of his center pawns. This time the h-pawn of white didn`t help:



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