How to create a passed pawn [Pawn Endgame]

When you read about pawns you should know the saying of Aron Nimzowitsch he said:

A passed pawn is a criminal.

 

Passed Pawn

It’s important to know the value of passed pawn if you play chess. In the endgame the only goal that grandmasters have is to create a passed pawn, some grandmasters are more clever they try to create a passed pawn in the opening or in the middle game.

You can see the power of passed pawn if you just imagine that you have TWO QUEENS.

So you must know ” how to use pawns “. So, therefore, we have selected some games of the best players who created passed pawn, you can watch these games and you must try to implement these ideas in your games.

In this example, you will see how Max Euwe created his passed pawn.

Game: Euwe vs Alekhine

 

If black captures a6 then white will give check and promote his pawn.

 

Classical Example of Passed Pawn

This is a very famous pawn endgame, Alekhine outplayed Capablanca in the pawn endgame. Let’s see the advantages of passed pawn and how to convert passed pawn into a win.

Game: Alekhine vs Capablanca

Passed Pawn in Benoni

Here is another example that white created passed pawn in the opening and won the game.

Passed Pawn in Gruenfeld

See how Kasparov manages to create passed pawn in the opening and won the game.

Game: Kasparov vs Pribyl, J.

Finally with these examples you will agree that passed pawn is a criminal.

Check also:⇒ Power of Isolated Pawn

  • Robert
    05/02/2020 at 3:09 am

    Nice to know moves and tactics like that.

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