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Is there any name for this pawn structure?

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    Probably "awful" – Mehrdad Jan 30 '16 at 20:56
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    I hereby dub it the "Cubicle" structure, since there are flimsy walls on 3 sides. – D M Mar 30 '18 at 17:38
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In "Chess Fundamentals," former World Champion J.R. Capablanca would refer to Black's knight pawns as being "doubled toward the center."

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There is no special name for the structure you show where black has doubled c and f pawns.

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It's a pretty terrible pawn structure so I doubt it has a specific name. Actually, most pawn structures don't have a name.

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There is no specific name for this pawn structure, there are just certain "elements" that it has. You have the doubled c and f pawns (arguably weak, but it depends on if they become blockaded or not), as well as the strong pawn center. Black's a and h pawns will become weaker as the game goes on and it is doubtful that they can utilize the half open g and b files to create any real kind of pressure.

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