Block Passed Pawns

Place a piece or the king in front of opponent’s passed pawns to prevent them from reaching their promotion square.


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Black’s passed pawns appear dangerous, but white’s firm blockade on c3 and d2, combined with an active rook on b5, allows white to hold the position.

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