GW-KW, Point Count Chess Raw Discussion, File #1:
Part of the Advanced Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)

GW-KW, Point Count Chess,
Raw Discussion, May 18th 2011,
What I Needed Ken To Clarify,
[+] Advanced Salient


(GW) What I needed Ken to clarify ...

Advanced Salient

  • A Salient occurs when you have 3 friendly Pawns in Phalanx formation and then the middle Pawns steps forward, to form a kind of arrowhead formations, with the two - now rearward - Pawns providing dual support.

  • An Advanced Salient, therefore, would be where the middle Pawn, the arrowhead, is sitting on the 5th Rank, or deeper (thus, advanced into enemy territory) ... (? Needs clarification).

Ken's Comments ...

Not quite, but close. The point goes to the salient or reversed salient that is the most advanced (e.g., the forwardmost pawns are on the 5th rank v. 4th for the other, see No. 24, p. 41 - White would gain the point because it is the most advanced - If Black's pawns were on c4,d5,e4 and White's were on c3,d4,e3 then Black would gain the point even though it is a reverse salient - it's how far forward it is, not its appearance). The point goes because of its crimping effect on the opponent.


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