Still on the topic of doubled pawns,a few general guidelines would be:Doubling pawns to open a file for your rook can be advantageous.Whenever you have an option,double your pawns towards the centre.Doubling pawns to create an outpost for a minor piece is ok (eg pawns on c6,and c5,the latter cementing a knight on d4)Doubled pawns are weakest during an endgame,therefore everyone should look at psuasskicker's reply on this thread.One would be playing virtually a pawn down,which proves fatal against strong players.Doubled pawns as an advantage because the opposing king has to run around them? Only if your king is nearby, otherwise the opponent's king just gobbles them from the front (if there is even a need for that, of course,since the extra pawn somewhere else on the board should suffice to net a queen).
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