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a "faked" candidate with more opponent sentries than own helpers [1] [2]. The opponent sentries control the stop square (or tele-stop) of the faker, while the helpers defend the appropriate squares. If the number of helpers becomes equal (for instance due to a pawn-capture) the faker becomes a real candidate. A faker should not receive a candidate bonus, but is not that bad as a backward pawn. Also two opponent sentries which control the same stop square, leave a hole between both sentries, which might be considered elsewhere.
Faker c4, two sentries, but only one helper

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  1. ^ Hans Kmoch (1959, 1990). Pawn Power in Chess. New York: Dover, 1990. Previous ed.: New York: McKay, 1959. ISBN 0-486-26486-6
  2. ^ Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch - Glossary of Terms - Chess Forums - Chess.com

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