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A question about isolated pawn


  • 12 months ago · Quote · #1

    ifoody

    If i have an isolated pawn in the center, should i try and keep more pieces on the board or try to exchange as much as i can? (or it doesn't even matter)

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #2

    Scottrf

    You want to keep pieces on because it will give your pieces more lines and activity as well as a slight space advantage.

    If pieces are traded off it's normally a slight weakness in the endgame.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #3

    Grendley

    Keep them on the board. The isolated pawn may help you in the opening and middlegame, allowing freeing development and movement of your pieces but it will become a rather large weakness in the endgame.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #4

    Grendley

    Scott beat me to it.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #6

    ifoody

    Thanks to all of you :D


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