A pawn that has fallen behind its comrades, and thus no longer can be supported or guarded by other pawns of its own persuasion. In the diagram Black has backward pawns at d6 and f7. The pawns on h6 and b7 are not backward because they can safely advance.
A pawn which, though not ISOLATED, has no pawn of the same colour on an adjacent FILE either on the same RANK or behind it. If this pawn is on a HALF-OPEN FILE and cannot advance it can become a target of attack. Place a White Pawn on e4 and Black Pawns on d6 and e5. If there if no Black c-pawn on the board, or if it on, say, c5, the Black d-pawn is BACKWARD.
A pawn that has lagged behind and cannot be protected by other pawns. Usually considered a weakness. ( Diagram)
a pawn which cannot advance due to being unsupportable by other pawns, and which would be moving into an attack should it advance
A term used to describe a pawn that cannot be protected by pawns on its flanks, because they have advanced too far ahead of it. A backward pawn is considered 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. Category: Glossary 1 visitor(s) thought this was helpful. Do you
A pawn with no pawns behind it on adjacent files, so that it cannot be protected by another pawn. (See also hanging pawn.)
A pawn which cannot be guarded by a pawn, or which cannot advance to such a position.
A Pawn that has trailed behind and is no longer supported by other Pawns.
In chess, a backward pawn is a pawn that is behind the pawns of the same color on the adjacent files and that cannot be advanced with the support of another pawn.