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BLOCKADERS DO *NOT* PROTECT SQUARES! BDNPS!
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If you are <BLOCKADING> a pawn, then you are not performing any other task. In particular, if you are <BLOCKADING> a pawn, then you are not also <CONTROLLING> (attacking/defending) a <SQUARE>.

BLOCKADERS against:

1) <PAWN FORKS> or <PAWN TRAPS> 2) <DISCOVERED ATTACKS> 3) <HALF-PASSED PAWNS> becoming fully passed pawns

67 Qxe6! since the Black f7-pawn blockades the White f6-pawn
Spassky vs Larsen, 1969 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

61 Nd5-b6! Black a7-pawn must blockade half-passed White a6-paw
S Volkov vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

39 Rd1xd5!! Black e6-pawn prevents e5-pawn from being passed
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

11 Nxc4! since Black d5-pawn blockades White d4-pawn
Taimanov vs Spassky, 1971 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

27 Ra7! since Black d7-queen blockades White d6--pawn
Bacrot vs Lautier, 2002 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

35 Bxe6+! since Black f7-pawn must blockade White f6-pawn
Petrosian vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

53 ... b2!, 55 Qxg7+!? exploit blockading W c1-queen, B f8-king
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

28 Rxf4? Bg2+! White h1-king blockader cannot defend g2-square
Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

53 Bxg6! Black h7-pawn blockades White h6-pawn, can't defend g6
Ponomariov vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

37 ... Rxd4! White e3-pawn blockades, not defend White d4-pawn
Smirin vs B V Alterman, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 38 moves, 0-1

19 Nde4!! Black d5-pawn blockades White d4-pawn, not defend e4
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

38 a5! bxa5 39 b6! Black b6-pawn blockades White b5-pawn
Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

35 ... Bh2+! White g1-king can only blockade Black's g2-pawn
A Kosten vs Chandler, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

24 ... Rb6?? 25 Qxb6! Black a7-pawn blockades White a6-pawn
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

33 ... Qxh1+! White g2-king must blockade passed Black g3-pawn
Kasimdzhanov vs A Volokitin, 2003 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 0-1

30 BxBb4! Black a5-pawn must blockade the White a4-pawn
R Mamedov vs Naiditsch, 2007
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

23 ... Rc2!! since White d3-bishop blockades Black d4-pawn
Svidler vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

17 Nxc5! bxc5 18 Bxc6! exploits Black d7-pawn blockader
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

34 ... Qxa2! since White c2-queen cannot defend and blockade
K Prucha vs Foltys, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Black g7-king blockading g6-passed pawn does not defend h6?
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

29 Rc1xNc5! Black d6-pawn blockades the White d5-pawn
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

35 ... Re2+! since White d3-queen blockades Black d4-pawn
Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

37 ... Bd5-b3+! White c2-king blockades passed Black c3-pawn
M Gurevich vs Leko, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 53 moves, 0-1

40 ... Bf6xb2+! White c1-king blockades passed Black c2-pawn
B Predojevic vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Na3xPb5 threatened since Black a6-pawn blockades White a5-pawn
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1962 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

34 Re1-e7! Black d8-queen must blockade passed White d7-pawn
Kasparov vs Lputian, 1976 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

34 ... Rd4-c4!! White b3-pawn blockades Black b4-pawn
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

32 ... Nf6-g4!, 37 ... Nf2-g4! White f3-pawn blockades f4-pawn
L Valenzuela Fuentealba vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

37 d6-d7! Black e5-knight must blockade White e4-pawn
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

21 c4-c5!! Black d6-pawn must blockade the White d5-pawn
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

60 a7-a8=Q! Black c8-rook blockades c7-pawn and dbl ch threat
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

36 Rc1-c6!! Black e8-queen must blockade White e7-passed pawn
Navara vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

32 c4-c5! both Black b6-,d6-pawns blockade White b5-,d5-pawns
Seirawan vs Z Kozul, 1991 
(E77) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

19 e4-e5! Black d6-pawn blockades d5-pawn from piece pawn fork
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

41 ... Nf6-g4! White f3-pawn stops Black f4-pawn from advancing
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

24 h7-h8=Q?? Qb5-d3+!! White c2-pawn blockades c3-pawn else c2#
Short vs N Das, 1999 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

40 Be5-c7! Black d8-queen blockades White d7-pawn from queening
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

19 .. Be6xNf5! 20 e4xBf5 e5-e4 no blockade so pawn traps bishop
Abrosimov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

31 Re3xe5! Black d6-pawn blockades d5-pawn to keep a2-g8 closed
Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

36 Bc7xb6! Black a7-pawn blockades a6-pawn, cannot defend b6-sq
Movsesian vs J Werle, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 1-0

20 BxNc6! since Black c5-queen must blockade White c4-pawn
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

38 Rf6xg6+!! Black h7-pawn must blockade the White h6-pawn
Short vs Stefansson, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

28 ... Ng3xe4! White f3-bishop blockades f4-pawn, stopping fork
Pinter vs Nunn, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 46 moves, 0-1

40 Bg2-b7! Black c8-queen blockades supported White c7-passer
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D94) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

24 Rc4xNc5! Black d6-pawn prevents d5-pawn from being passed
G Sargissian vs Stellwagen, 2008 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

23 Nc3xd5! Black d5-pawn blockades White e5-pawn discovery
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

28 ... Be6-h3! White g2-pawn blockades advanced Black g3-pawn
Van Wely vs Mamedyarov, 2004 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 48 moves, 0-1

16 Nfxe5! since Black d6-pawn must blockade White d5-pawn
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

33 QxRd6! since Black c7-queen must blockade White c6-pawn
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

13 Re1xe6+! Black f7-pawn blockades White f6-pawn or discovery
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

46 Re6-d6 threatens 47 Rd6xNd7! Black e8-king blockades e8-sq
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

29 .. d6-d5! White e4-pawn must blockade e5-pawn else discovery
Kasparov vs Anand, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

31 e3-e4! Black d5-pawn blockades the half-passed White d4-pawn
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

O'Kelly vs J H Donner, 1950 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

27 Bg2-f3! White e2-pawn blockades e2, cannot also protect d3
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 1-0

53 Bd1-h5! Black g6-pawn must blockade advanced White g5-pawn
Grischuk vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

33 Be2-a6! Black b7-pawn must blockade advanced White b6-pawn
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

26 Nxg5! since Black f6-pawn must blockade White f5-pawn
C Baginskaite vs A C Calotescu, 2006 
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

47.Qf8+!! 1-0 Mchedlishvili-Podolchenko, Khanty-Mansiysk (ol) 2
M Mchedlishvili vs E Podolchenko, 2010 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

21 ... Ba6-d3! White c2-pawn blockades c2-sq from pawn fork
F Pancevski vs S Sjugirov, 2012 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

25 Be3-b6! Black a7-pawn blockades a7-sq from a6-half passer
D Hausrath vs K U Schiffer, 2012 
(A06) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

35 Qb5xRa6!, 38 Ba5-c7 Black b7-pawn, b8-queen blockade
Szabo vs O Barda, 1953 
(A25) English, 58 moves, 1-0

39 Qg4xa4! e8-queen blockades e8-sq from advance of e7-passer
S Shankland vs Ftacnik, 2013 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

40 Rc6xBb6! Black a7-pawn blockades half-passed White a6-pawn
O Girya vs A Goryachkina, 2014 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

31 g3-g4!+- (variation)
Gulko vs Karpov, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

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