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Questions tagged [doubled-pawn]

Doubled pawns are two pawns of the same colour on the same file.

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Are connected doubled (4 pawns on 2 files) a weak structure?

It seems to me to be a very solid structure that can play very good in the endgame. Example: pawns on c2, c3, d2, d3.
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When to (and when not to) play Bxc6 (i.e. BxN) as White in Ruy Lopez?

Inspired by this question: when should one play Bxc6, capturing the Knight, in Ruy Lopez? Related, but hopefully not a duplicate: this question, but it focusses on why Bxc6 isn't a popular move, ...
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Capture towards the center vs. undoubling

There is a spoken advice to capture with the pawns always towards the center. This situation let me think for a while. Is undoubling here not better?
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Beginners question: The double pawn

Question: Is there a rule(s) of thumb that every chess player should know about the double pawns?
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How do I play against this kind of position with double c pawn?

Continuing my question on double c-pawn.I am studying on this topic and I came to this position. [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 ...
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Why are doubled pawns in this case particularly devastating?

There is a case where the opponent can inflict a double pawn on us [FEN "4k3/ppp2ppp/3p4/4p3/4P3/2PP4/P1P2PPP/4K3 w KQkq - 0 1"] Why is this kind of double pawn particularly devastating for white? I ...
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should I accept doubled pawns to remove the opponent's bishop pair advantage?

I understand that this can be very situational which is why I don't provide a position as I am seeking some more generally applicable answer or things to consider. Assuming that the opponent has a ...
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What's up with the doubled pawns?

There's another question on this SE, which asks the question in reverse: What are the reasons why I should not try to take a Knight with my Bishop if it'll result in doubled pawns? The answers do ...
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What are the reasons why I should not try to take a Knight with my Bishop if it'll result in doubled pawns?

For instance, in the Ruy Lopez, after [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 why shouldn't I take the Knight? 4 Bxc6 dxc6 Now Black has a doubled pawn. It isn't a very popular line of play, ...