Endgames Series - Part 3

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In the previous Issue of Modern Chess Magazine, we have started to examine in detail different kinds of passed pawns. Those of you who have read the article are already aware of different methods of playing with and against connected pawns. Also, a considerable part of the material was dedicated to the idea of a breakthrough.

In the present lecture, we continue to explore the passed pawns. This time, we are going to deal with the so-called electric pawns. I can hear the reader asking himself the question: "Electric pawns? What does it mean?

When I was learning chess, it was common to call pawns that are one file apart "electric pawns". Instead of explaining the hidden meaning of this strange name, I am going to provide you with an example which will help me in illustrating my idea:

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