The pass allows me to have my hips far back enough that it prevents the opponent from securing an underhook or transition to deep half guard.
This is especially helpful against people that leg lock from half guard. If they cannot shoot under your body to knock you off balance. They won’t be able to initiate their attacks.
If getting stuck in Half Guard is a problem when you’re training BJJ and passing guard. Then try this standing guard pass, and the concept behind it. Nick Albin is sure it will help.