Protected Passed Pawn:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 1) and the
Chess Strategies Guide (Section 2: Studying the Pawns)
A Protected Passed Pawn is Passed Pawn that has a friendly Pawn behind it, on an adjacent file, thus providing the "Passer" with defensive support, for the most part, protecting it from capture.
In Diagram 1, below, White's c-pawn is currently a Protected Passed Pawn ...
Although, with the Black Bishop where it is, the b-pawn should be moved to b5, to enable the c-pawn to advance to c6 and continue as the Protected Passer).
It is the increased protection and the lack of an enemy Pawn directly ahead of it to blockade that scores the point.
With two Pawns able two work together (one protecting the other), if the Pawn in the vanguard is captured, the rearward Pawn can recapture, take that other Pawn's place and, being one square further advanced, gets ever closer to Promotion.
Moving On: The Protected Passed Pawn, PCC Examples (Page 2).
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