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GM Misa Pap - Strategic Planning in Chess - Vd5: Hanging Pawns - Blockade

Opening: D30, E55, A15, D41: QGD Semi-Slav, Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3, English: Anglo-Indian Defence, QGD: Semi-Tarrasch - 5.cxd5

Player(s): Furman, Kholmov, Taimanov, Karpov, Petrosian, Smyslov, Poulsson, Farago

As I promised, in this video, we will see how to fight against hanging pawns. Again, we see similarities with isolated pawns. If you play against this pawn duo, you want to block them and put some pressure. Also, if you manage to exchange some pieces and thus limit side with pawn duo active play - dynamic possibilities, that is also a good idea. As you will see from examples, sometimes you can even sacrifice material (usually a pawn) to obtain a favorable blockade!

Teacher's library (81) D30 E55 A15 D41 Furman Kholmov Taimanov Karpov Petrosian Smyslov Poulsson Farago game analysis

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