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Pawns Breakthrough,
a chess tactics to establish an advanced and likely unstoppable passed pawn by means of a sacrificial combination. In its most notable form a pawns breakthrough appears with opposing trios one rank apart already advanced on the other side of the board, for instance the white trio a5-c5 versus the black a7-c7. The combination starts with pushing the middle pawn which is now rammed with two levers. Black has two options to capture, and instead of a recapture finally yielding in an isolated ram, white sacrifices this pawn, and even offers a second one by pushing the closed pawn into a rammed lever.

Sample

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1. b6

1... cxb {1... axb, 2. c6}

2. a6

2... bxc 3. axb or 2 ... bxa 3. c6

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