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

Mobile Pawn Wing
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Point Count Chess, Examples
Mobile Pawn Wing

Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 47a to 47c - Page 73-74 PCC, Mobile Pawn Wing. Example #1
(p73-74) Diagram NO. 47A to NO. 47C.
Morphy v. Meek, 1857
A Typical Morphy Attack

The diagram (left), shows the first of three positions featured by H&M-S in their explanation of this "Morphy Attack", which features a Mobile Pawn Wing.

Morphy's Attack features a Combination that includes the g2-Pawn, Nd2, Rf1, and Qd1.

Includes analysis of when the Mobile Pawn Wing ends, and the result (a conversion of the Mobile Pawn Wing advantage into another advantage).
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 48a to 48b - Page 75-76 PCC, Mobile Pawn Wing. Example #2
(p75-76) Diagram NO. 48A to NO. 48B.
Reshevsky v. Persitz, 1958
The Cramped Position

The diagram (left), shows the first of two positions featured by H&M-S in their explanation of this "Cramped Position", which features a Mobile Pawn Wing (White's Kingside Pawns).

Black's army is the one suffering the Cramped Position, due to the superior development of White's army (especially the Pawns), which is causing Black developmental issues; namely, the two Center Pawns (d7 & e6) and Be7.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 49a to 49b - Page 76-77 PCC, Mobile Pawn Wing. Example #3
(p76-77) Diagram NO. 49A to NO. 49B.
Tartakower v. Saunders, 1924
Expansion on "General Principles"

The diagram (left), shows the first of two positions featured by H&M-S, as they add to principles already covered (see #1 & #2), which features a Mobile Pawn Wing (White's Queenside Pawns).

The difference, here, is we get to see how White using his Mobile Pawn Wing to "gain greater space."

Another converted benefit, after the Mobile Pawn Wing has been dissolved, is an Outside Passed Pawn.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 50a-50b - Page 78 PCC, Mobile Pawn Wing. Example #4
(p78) Diagram 50A to NO. 50B.
Blau v. Golombek, 1955
The Potential Passed Pawn

The diagram (left), shows the first of two positions featured by H&M-S, as the reveal another objective of the Mobile Pawn Wing.

This is all about converting the benefit of a Mobile Pawn Wing into a Potential Passed Pawn, with the view to creating an Actual Passed Pawn (the true advantage!)

Like example #3 (above), this example features a Queenside Pawn Wing.
Point Count Chess - IE - Diagram 51a to 51b - Page 79-80 PCC, Mobile Pawn Wing. Example #5
(p79-80) Diagram NO. 51A to NO. 51B.
Johner v. Nimzowitsch, 1926
Restraint of a Pawn Wing

The other four examples (#1, #2, #3, #4) in his series are to do with owning the Mobile Pawn Wing.

This example looks at things from the defenders perspective: how to restrain your opponent's Pawn Wing.

White gains the Pawn Wing on the Kingside; Black ensures it can't advance.

Further Reading

Point Count Chess (Horowitz & Mott-Smith, 1960)
  • The Mobile Pawn Wing, (p72)
  • The Mobile Pawn Wing SUMMARY, (p80)


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