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Questions tagged [isolated-pawn]

A pawn is said to be an isolated pawn if there are no pawns of the same colour on adjacent files.

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Capture the c-pawn, so the opponent has an IQP but improved development, or let them push the c-pawn and form a queenside majority?

This dilemma occurs in a variety of positions. [FEN "r1bq1rk1/pp1nbpp1/5n1p/2pp4/3P3B/2NBPN2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 10"] Here, it's white to move, and white has to choose between: capturing black's ...
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Why is an isolated queen pawn so special?

Various articles and books mention the following advantages of having an isolani: Better development Outposts on e5 and c5 Constrained Black position What I don't understand is how are the above ...
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Are isolated passed pawns good or bad?

I frequently face situations in the late middle game (perhaps only a one minor piece and a rook or two on each side, no queens) where I can force a position (via exchanges) where both players are ...
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Strategy in Isolated Queen Pawn Positions

What should Black's plan be in Isolated Queen Pawn Openings like this one arising from the Caro-Kann Panov attack? [fen ""] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 e6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.cxd5 Nxd5
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Strategy in “double-isolated” Queen-pawn positions?

What should the plan be for both sides in the Double Isolated Queen Pawn formation, such as the one arising from: [fen ""] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6 4.e4 Bb4 5.exd5 exd5 6.cxd5 cxd5 E.G. - ...