pawn structure

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4-6-3 formation

The 4-6-3 formation is a chess opening setup where the pawns are positioned on the 4th, 6th, and 3rd ranks, respectively, from White’s perspective....

Albino

In chess, an “Albino” refers to a specific pawn opening problem involving a sequence of moves starting with the White pawn’s opening move 1....

Antipositional

Antipositional refers to a move or series of moves in chess that go against the established principles of good positional play. Such moves might...

Backward pawn

A backward pawn is a chess pawn that lacks support from friendly pawns on adjacent files and cannot easily advance. Pronunciation: /ˈbækwərd pɔːn/ Similar...

Bad Bishop

A “bad bishop” is a chess term referring to a bishop that is limited in movement and effectiveness due to being blocked by its...

Castling Long

Castling long, also known as long castling or simply long castle, is a special move in chess that involves both the king and a...

En passant

En passant is a special pawn capture move in chess that allows a pawn to capture an opponent’s pawn immediately after it moves two...

Hanging Pawns

Hanging pawns are a pair of adjacent pawns on the same rank with no other pawns on either side to defend them. They are...

Minority Attack

A minority attack in chess is a strategic plan where fewer pawns are used to challenge or create weaknesses in a larger group of...

Opening Game

The opening game, or simply the opening, refers to the initial phase of a chess game where players develop their pieces from their original...