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BACK RANK  look up translate image
The first rank on the board for each player. It can become weak late in the game if the rooks don't cover it enough.
BACK RANK MATE  look up translate image
A checkmate made by a Queen or Rook along the 8th rank where the opponent's King is blocked in by its own Pawns.
BACKWARD PAWN  look up translate image
A Pawn that has trailed behind and is no longer supported by other Pawns. A backward Pawn is consider a fundamental weakness in a Chess position because it can be attacked. Its defense requires pieces that are better employed in other plans. See also isolated Pawn. 1. A pawn at the base of a pawn chain that can't move forward due to one or more enemy pawns on the adjacent files. 2. A pawn which stands on an open file and cannot be protected by any other pawn.
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