Beginner strategy - How to destroy pawn cover in front of the King

Beginner strategy - How to destroy pawn cover in front of the King

robbie_1969
robbie_1969
Aug 7, 2013, 2:10 PM |
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If we like to attack its essential that we learn to recognise and exploit various configurations of pawn cover in front of the enemy King.  Generally this can be achieved either by destroying the pawn cover or by creating weaknesses in it first.  The methods are varied from piece sacrifice, to undermining with pawns, to creating weaknesses with the threat of tactics.  Here is a little game I played on a correspondence chess site which illustrates some of these ideas.

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