Pawn Structure Guide: Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)
- Cramping Pawns -
Cramp occurs when any piece finds itself restricted in terms of movement ...
Because of the positions taken up by an opponent's pieces, available squares can leave your own pieces at a distinct disadvantage.
Any Chess Piece can exert a Cramping pressure on an opponent's side and a Pawn is just as capable of causing Cramp in an enemy's position.
A Pawn that's one square away from Promotion, if sufficiently backed-up, can become a Cramping menace (see the video clip, above, for an example).
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