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SC Week 3/7: Doubled isolated pawns (Weak Pawns)

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  "Naturally doubled isolated pawns are to be avoided …." Michael Stean

SC Week 3/6: Opening choices (Weak Pawns)

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  "The pros and cons of doubled pawns may be thought of in terms of a military line along which forces are evenly distributed. One can reinforce a certain part of the line only at the cost of weakening another." Michael Stean

SC Week 3/5: Karpov - Spassky, Spartakiad 1975 (Weak Pawns)

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  "A very good square for the knight. the pressure on Black’s d-pawn is obvious, but he is not without some counterchances based on his own well-placed knight." Michael Stean

SC Week 3/4: Hutchings - Keene, Woolacombe 1973 (Weak Pawns)

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  "Black is not doubling White’s f-pawns in order to attack them, but to create an outpost for his knight on d4 " Michael Stean

SC Week 3/3: Spassky - Fischer (5), Reykjavik 1972 (Weak Pawns)

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"Contrary to popular belief, doubled pawns are not invariably weak but in many cases are definitely advantageous." Michael Stean

SC Week 3/2: Fischer - Petrosian, Candidates' Final 1971 (Weak Pawns)

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  "Having successfully saddled Black with two isolated pawns Fischer now gives us a perfect lesson in how to go about taking full advantage of them." Michael Stean