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 Just Didn't Get,
(GW) What I just didn't get ...
- ? Once I understand the Hanging Pawn situation, it'll be easy (easier) to spot a Hanging Phalanx, since a Phalanx is simply two or more friendly Pawns sitting next to each other, on the same file.
Effectively, at the start of each game, both army's Pawns line up in one, giant Phalanx formation, 8 Pawns wide.
Ken's Comments ...
Exactly! I think hanging pawns and hanging phalanx are the same formation, and there really doesn't seem to be a demarcation between them by H&M-S.
By the way, the weakest of that 8 pawn wide phalanx is the f-pawn when on its original square, only protected by the King, so vulnerable to attack in many openings.