Feather Pawn Structure – part two

Polugaevsky – Geller, Leningrad 1962

Feather Pawn Structure

by Bogdan Girmacea

The feather is formed by pawns c4-d5-e4 for white and c5-d6-e5 for black. This kind of pawns structure arises from openings like King’s Indian or different type of Indian openings.

In the previous article about feather pawn structure we have seen game Bent Larsen – Bobby Fischer and white’s plan to push b4 without previous a3.

In the following example from Polugaevsky – Geller, Leningrad 1962, white took a more careful approach with a3-b4, doubling rooks on b-file and only then push a4-a5.