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Hey guys,had a quesn and thought it was worth asking.
I've recently started some chess study,going on some masters game and trying my hand at a tactics trainers. I seem to have a problem. Almost every annotated game i study, the statement "to exploit the weakness of a certain xyz square" stumps me. What are weak squares ?? How to use it to my advantage?? Or better still, how to recognize one??
Anyone having a cure to my remedy please post your reply. It will be great if someone explains in a certain posn why is a certain square weak and how the adversary took advantage.Will be greatly appreciated.
I'm sure some of the chessplayers here can explain it better, but I liked the above link's explanation as at least one answer to your question.
thank u for the link, it was very useful in not only understanding the asked concept, but i also came to know the vast chess content on the wiki....much thanks !
A weak square is a potential "hole" for a piece, specially a knight.
A "hole" is a advanced squere deep into the enemy territory(to be occupyed by usually a knight, SUPORTED by a one of your pawns. Once that knight gets there it radiates a lot of power on the enemy's side causing lots of havoc.
In response to the question I just answered about "weak squares", get used
to find them by looking for your advanced pawns. those are the support pawns. Also be sure that "hole doesn't have one of your enem'y pawn protecting that square
Actually, a weak square or a pawn is defined as a square, typically at a player's own camp, (his half of the board) that a player cannot defend with a pawn.
These are generally squares on that player's third or fourth rank generally - as no pawns can ever defend squares on the two base ranks.
Hehe. OP is rated 2024 standard.. I should have looked.
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