Pawn Structure Guide: Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

Beginner's Guide to
Pawn Structure (Weak Pawns)
[Backward Pawns]


Weak Pawns
- Backward Pawns -

Key features of a Backward Pawn is, firstly, it's the rearward Pawn that's protecting a fellow Pawn.

Secondly, on one side of the Backward Pawn, the File to the left or right will be Half-Open and there will be a fellow Pawn MISSING - either it's been captured, or has made a capture.

The third feature of the Backward Pawn is, if it advances, it will either leave a friendly piece exposed to capture; or itself will be captured.

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