The Passed Pawn:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 1) and the
Chess Strategies Guide (Section 2: Studying the Pawns)

# The Passed PawnPoint Count Chess: [+]

Point Count Chess, Examples
The Passed Pawn

 PCC, The Passed Pawn. Example #1Actual and Potential Passed Pawns (p247-248) Diagram NO.173 Example Sequence Actual and Potential Passed Pawns In this example, White's b3-Pawn is the Actual Passed Pawn. Black's 3-Pawn Majority, represents the Potential Passed Pawn (Black can potentially impose his Majority to force through an Actual Passed Pawn, by using his extra Pawn to carve through White's 2-Pawn Minority. But, it's White's turn to move, and this is crucial in enabling White to take advantage and triumph, despite Black's supposed structural superiority.
 PCC, The Passed Pawn. Example #2The Midgame Passed Pawn (p248) Diagram NO.174A to NO.174B. Unzicker v. Donner, 1955 The Midgame Passed Pawn In the Endgame phase, a Passed Pawn can often be a decisive advantage for victory. The side who gains a Passed Pawn early on in the game, should seek to trade immediately into the Endgame phase. The opponent should try and avoid these exchanges. In this example, White's d-Pawn becomes the Midgame Passed Pawn, and we see how White goes about trading his way into the Endgame phase, to make the most of his potential game-winning advantage.
 PCC, The Passed Pawn. Example #3The Crippled Majority (1 of 2) (p253) Diagram NO.178 Example Sequence The Crippled Majority (1 of 2) A "Crippled Majority" refers to an imbalance of Pawns on one side of the board. The side with the majority of Pawns has a critical weakness in its structure (H&M-S say it's usually either Doubled Pawns, or a Backward Pawn, which makes the Pawn Majority "crippled"), The Crippled Majority is unable to force through a Passed Pawn. Includes additional analysis, looking at why a Crippled Majority (of Pawns) cannot force through a Passed Pawn, against the opposition's Pawn Minority.
 PCC, The Passed Pawn. Example #3The Crippled Majority (2 of 2) (p253-254) Diagram NO.179 Ed. Lasker v. Capablanca, 1915 The Crippled Majority (2 of 2) In this example, we see how White gains the Crippled Majority, and how Black takes advantage of it, to win the game. This could be a key part of an overall game-winning strategy: crippling your opponent's Pawn structure, on one side of the board, trading material into the Endgame phase, and then using your King to remove your opponent's Crippled Majority, in order to convert your Pawnn (on the same wing), into Passed Pawn, which your King escorts to Promotion.

Point Count Chess (Horowitz & Mott-Smith, 1960)
• The Passed Pawn, (p246)
• The Passed Pawn SUMMARY, (p254)

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