A question about isolated pawn

  • #1

    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)

  • #2

    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.

  • #3

    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.

  • #4

    Scott beat me to it.

  • #5

    Also, if you can advance it before it gets blockaded, you usually do quite well.

  • #6

    Thanks to all of you :D

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