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Protected Passed Pawn E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

protected passed pawnProtected passed pawn is one of the strongest structures in the pawn endgame. Not only does it threaten promotion but also it cannot be captured by the opponent’s king since it is protected by another pawn.

Protected passer gives a huge positional advantage in the king and pawn endgame, because it restricts opponent king’s movement, and allows your own king to gain space and activity.

Let’s take a look at the following example to understand the full strength of protected pawn structure.

Here are the most important things you need to know about protected passed pawn:

1. Protected passed pawn is usually used to keep the opponent’s king busy. It is like your opponent is playing a “king down”.

position 1

2. Meanwhile, your own king can be used to capture the opponent’s pawns.

position 2

3. Then, your king should be used to support the protected passed pawn for promotion.

position 3

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 10:58


0 #2 james bilbao 2015-07-27 10:08
its a good information for me
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0 #1 Gokula Anand 2014-12-19 21:12
The mention of King inside square and so the pawn can be captured before promotion is a good information
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