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  1. 16 Jul '06 17:49
    Not an exceptional game, but the final position of a piece on every square of the 5th rank looks a little unusual.Game 2237314
  2. 16 Jul '06 17:56
    quite a rare phenominan indeed.
  3. 16 Jul '06 18:27
    Yeah thats quite Cooool...

    FixarN
  4. 16 Jul '06 19:52
    talking of oddies -

    has anyone ever played a game with "Irish" pawns (that is, 4 pawns of the same colour, on the same file) ??
  5. 16 Jul '06 20:05
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    talking of oddies -

    has anyone ever played a game with "Irish" pawns (that is, 4 pawns of the same colour, on the same file) ??
    I've had 3 before, but I can never remember 4
  6. 16 Jul '06 20:07
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    I've had 3 before, but I can never remember 4
    Irish pawns are three if I'm not mistaken.
  7. 16 Jul '06 20:08
    Originally posted by Bobla45
    I've had 3 before, but I can never remember 4
    2 is common (in most games in fact) 3 is rare, so I'm guessing 4 is exceptionally rare, I don't think 5 is possible.
  8. 16 Jul '06 20:12
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    2 is common (in most games in fact) 3 is rare, so I'm guessing 4 is exceptionally rare, I don't think 5 is possible.
    In most of your games doubled pawns occur??
  9. 16 Jul '06 22:15
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    2 is common (in most games in fact) 3 is rare, so I'm guessing 4 is exceptionally rare, I don't think 5 is possible.
    I think anything up to 6 is possible actually...and if you weren't forced to promote a pawn then 7!!
  10. 16 Jul '06 22:15
    Originally posted by Gorgar
    In most of your games doubled pawns occur??
    In many.
  11. 16 Jul '06 22:16
    Originally posted by Gorgar
    In most of your games doubled pawns occur??
    yes...I'd say 80% of them.....

    sometimes, its only tempoary.
  12. Standard member buffalobill
    Major Bone
    17 Jul '06 10:28
    Originally posted by Shinidoki
    2 is common (in most games in fact) 3 is rare, so I'm guessing 4 is exceptionally rare, I don't think 5 is possible.
    A quick search and here's some reading:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3028
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm#Longest%20living%20quadrupled%20pawns
  13. 17 Jul '06 15:32
    Originally posted by buffalobill
    A quick search and here's some reading:
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3028
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm#Longest%20living%20quadrupled%20pawns
    the first Article is quite amusing - whats even more amusing is the statistic.

    as for the other 2 formations (square+diamond) I have seen them in a few my own games (mainly blitz) - afterall, a square of pawns is a good way to control the centre, and a diamond is, as it turns out, a very flexible , and solid structure....I don't think thats much of a "endgame weakness"
  14. 17 Jul '06 19:39
    why do you freak out when someone says they have doubled pawns almost every game? doubled pawns arent always weak their only weak if you cant use them to your advantage. say your playing the ruy lopez and black brings his bishop to c5 and you bring your black bishop to e3 and he takes and you take back with your pawn its doubled but it gives you attacking possibilities and you can use that pawn to help force a center break.