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Blockading is an advanced chess tactic. One of your pieces stands in front of a pawn in order to prevent that pawn from moving. Blockading and guarding the promotion square are the two of the most pragmatic strategies to deal with pawns near Promotion or Passed Pawn.

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Kings can blockade pawns in the Endgame.


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