The Advanced Pawn:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 1) and the
Chess Strategies Guide (Section 2: Studying the Pawns)

The Advanced Pawn
Point Count Chess: [+]

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Advanced Beginners Chess Teaser pccThis article includes my notes, additional images and interactive chess positions from my study of Horowitz & Mott-Smith's book, Point Count Chess.

Point Count Chess,
Chapter 4. The Advanced Pawn

Point Count Chess, Examples:
  • The Benoni Pawn at Q5
  • Black P-Q5 against the English
  • P-Q5 in the Ruy Lopez
  • Securing an Outpost Station
  • P-K5 to Chase the King Knight
  • P-K5 in the French Defense
  • The Pawn at K5 by Capture
  • The Pawn at KB5 by Capture

Any Pawn which makes it to the 5th Rank (thus into enemy territory), or beyond, is Advanced, and gets a plus point. In Diagram 1, below, White's c-pawn has moved into the enemy's territory, making it an Advanced Pawn.

Advanced Pawn, Image 1, Advanced Beginners Chess Guide
Diagram 1: White's c-pawn
is an Advanced Pawn

Incidentally, in Diagram 1, if it were Black's turn, Black could turn either d- or f- pawns into Advanced Pawns, with ...d4; ...dxe4; or ...fxe4, respectively.

Moving On: The Advanced Pawn, PCC Examples (Page 2).

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