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In the terminology used by Hans Kmoch [1], a Sentry is a pawn controlling the square lying on the path or front span of an opponent's pawn, thereby preventing it from becoming a passed pawn [2].

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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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