Backward pawn, Straggler A half-free pawn on the second or third rank whose stop square lacks pawn protection but is controlled by a sentry. Basic duo A duo where one of the pawns constitutes the base of a chain. Buffer duo Two opposing duos facing each other with one rank in between. Candidate Unopposed or half-free pawn. Center lever A lever wholly within the two center files.
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I suspected a super-duper box might toil because it is rather long - it has to get to the 50 moves marker to make a draw and there are quite a few pieces left on the board.
No harm done. Bxa5 which after Rxa5 would leave it "only" 2Rs behind. Well, there seemed to be only one way to find out. So I started the analysis in the position after 1. After 5. Bxf6 its evaluation would have been [ And, like I said, I hardly have a super-duper box.
But after it evaluated all moves except 5. Oh well, there is a saying that "The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets. Thanks for your patience in reading all this useless junk. Creating an account is free, anonymous, and takes less than a minute!
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Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch - Glossary of Terms
Pawn Power in Chess
Pawn Power in Chess, by Hans Kmoch