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Isolated Pawn
Compiled by patzer2
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20. g4! creates the decisive isolated pawn
Nakamura vs N Castaneda, 2004 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 35 moves, 1-0

33. Qf5! forces the Queen exchange to facilitate the pawn hunt
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

19...c5! leaves White with two weak isolated pawns
Flear vs Karpov, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

42. Ne4!
Macieja vs McShane, 2005 
(A48) King's Indian, 100 moves, 1-0

22. Nd6! forces the exchange of Knights with advantage
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Gains an advantage after 9. dxc5 Bxc5?! (9...d4!?) 10. Na4
Z Gyimesi vs F Manca, 2005 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

After 9. e4?!, Black turns hanging pawns to isolated pawns
Korchnoi vs Ribli, 1988 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 0-1

26. Qg3!
Sasikiran vs C Hansen, 2005 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 49 moves, 1-0

30. Qxe4!
E Hermansson vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 74 moves, 0-1

24...Rd8! (setup with 19...Rd4!)
R Reynolds vs Nunn, 1987 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

59. f4! forces two weak isolated pawns
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

18...Nc8! maneuvers to exploit the weak pawns
Sax vs I Farago, 1973 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

36. Qe5! threatens a double attack Black can't counter
Rublevsky vs Dreev, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

7. Nxc6! gives winning chances with a draw in hand
Ivanchuk vs Illescas Cordoba, 2005 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

29...Bxe4! sets up 29...Qxe4!
Bakhmatov vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 0-1

9. c4 creates an interesting isolated pawn middle game
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 55 moves, 1-0

12. Qxf5! and White makes lots of pawn weaknesses to exploit
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

18. f5! creates a lot of isolated pawn targets
Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

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