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Submitted by AndreyOstrovskiy on September 6, 2016 at 11:17 PM.
Once upon a time Nimzowitsch compared a pawn with a dangerous criminal. It is not enough just to watch him if you want to prevent the worst. Imprisoning is the only rational decision! In chess terms, it means blockading.
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