Defending against passed pawns
You already know that a passed pawn can be very dangerous. You obviously want to defend against this threat.
Basic defense plans against passed pawns are:
- block a passed pawn by occupying its promotion square
- stop a passed pawn by controlling its promoting square
- stalemate tricks
It may be necessary to sacrifice material in order to prevent a pawn’s promotion. If you’re up in material, this is not necessarily fatal.
What do you have to do?
Defend against the threat of passed pawns.