Blockage detection in pawn endgames Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT In this article 4 we introduce a blockage-detection method, which manages to detect a large set of blockage positions in pawn endgames, with practically no additional overhead. By examining different elements of the pawn structure, the method checks whether the Pawns form a blockage which prevents the King from penetrating into the opponent's camp. It then checks several criteria to find out whether the blockage is permanent.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004