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A pawn island is any pawn or group of connected pawns separated from any other pawns by an open or half open file. Having two or three pawn islands is usually necessary to activate your rooks, but more than that indicates a weak pawn structure. The endpoints of pawn islands are typically potential weaknesses and a large number of breaks in your pawn structure means there are more places your opponent can penetrate into your territory. A pawn chain is a set of pawns linked so each one is protected by a pawn behind it.

The endpoints of pawn islands are typically potential weaknesses and a large number of breaks in your pawn structure means there are more places your opponent can penetrate into your territory. A pawn chain is a set of pawns linked so each one is protected by a pawn behind it. Pawn chains form on diagonals. Pawn chains often contribute to determining which side of the board a player will try to open play up on (pawn chains point toward the direction that typically are attacked because a bishop can be on the diagonal behind it.

Pawn chains form on diagonals. Pawn chains often contribute to determining which side of the board a player will try to open play up on (pawn chains point toward the direction that typically are attacked because a bishop can be on the diagonal behind it. This allows the bishop to attack the opponents side of the board without worrying about their pawns getting in the way and with relative safety from opposing pieces that have to get around the pawn chain to attack the bishop. A pawn chain is most effectively attacked at its base (the pawn that has no other pawns protecting it).

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