A P awn whose adjacent files contain no P awns of the same color. An isolated P awns is weak because it, and the square in front of it, cannot be defended by other P awns.
A pawn with no pawns of its own colour on the FILES either side of it.
A Pawn whose adjacent files contain no Pawns of the same color. An isolated Pawns is weak because it, and the square in front of it, cannot be defended by other Pawns.
A pawn with no friendly pawns next to it on adjoining files.
a Pawn that has no friendly Pawns on its adjacent files
A term used for a pawn that cannot be protected by pawns on its flanks, because they were captured. An isolated pawn is considered a fundamental weakness in a chess position because it can be attacked. Its defense requires pieces that are better employed in other plans. See also backward pawn. Category: Glossary 2 visitor(s) thought this was helpful. Do you
A pawn whose adjacent files contain no pawns to support it.
A pawn with no friendly pawns on the adjacent files. It cannot be protected by pawns, and the square directly in front of it can be a safe haven for enemy pieces as they cannot be threatened by pawns.
A pawn is said to be isolated when there are no pawns of the same army on adjoining files. Generally, isolated pawns, or isolani's, are considered to be weak.
a pawn that will queen in the endgame (cf. Passed Pawn).
A pawn with no pawn of the same color on an adjacent file.
or isolani: a pawn with no friendly pawns on the next-door files. There are always negative features, but may be compensating advantages - and these benefits are seen in the most positive light with an isolated Queen's Pawn. See the many examples in the Planning section of the Canon.
A pawn with no friendly pawns on either adjacent file. A common opening that allows an isolated pawn is 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 Nge7 9.Nb3 Bd6 10.Nbd4. The negatives of an isolated pawn are its inability to be guarded by a friendly pawn and the fact that the square directly in front of it usually makes a fine home for an enemy piece since no pawns can chase it away. On the positive side, it offers plenty of space and the use of two half open files (on either side of it), with the result that one’s pieces usually become active.
In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn for which there is no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. An isolated queen's pawn is often called an isolani.