Doubled Pawns

Doubled pawns is when two pawns are on the same file (Remember files go up and down). Doubled pawns are a bad thing to have in chess, are they are not nearly as good as having two pawns side to side. One way to determine if a piece is powerful is by looking at the amount of squares it can move to.

In the example above, the black pawns on e6 and e7 can only move to one square: e5. On the other side of the baord we see that the white pawns can move from f2 to f3 and f4 and from g2 to g3 and g4. 4 moves compared to one; its easy to see why whites pawns are better positioned.

    En Passant

    There are a few exception in the rules of chess; things like pawn promotion,…
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    Pawns in Starting Position in Chess

    How the Pawns Moves

    The Pawns are always the smallest of the pieces, and you should have eight…
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    The Mahabharata and the Origins of Chess

    Did you ever stop to wonder where the game of Chess came from and…
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    Chess Blind-spots

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    The Bishop and how it moves

    The Bishop is a great chess piece. It has a unique way of moving…
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    The Rook and how it moves

    The Rook is an important piece to use in chess and  not very hard…
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