Sunday, 13 April 2014

Isolated Pawn definition in the Dictionary Of Modern Chess

A Pawn which has no Pawn of the same color on either of its adjacent files.

Due to the fact that, first, an "isolated Pawn" is deprived of the potential support which united Pawns can offer to each other, and second, that it must be guarded by a major or minor piece, it is generally considered to be a disadvantage to its owner.

An "isolated Pawn" is frequently referred to as an "isolani".

See also: chess.ky/2014/03/the-isolani_11.html

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Boris Chessky vs agussalim on Chess.com

Time limit: 14 days per move. 1. Nf3 d6 2. g3 Nf6 3. d4 e6 4. c4 c5 5. Bg2 cxd4 6. Nxd4 e5 7. Nb5 a6 8. Qa4 Bd7 9. Bxb7 Ra7 10. Bg2 Be7 11. Qa3 Bxb5 12. cxb5 O-O 13. Qe3 Rc7 14. Nc3 axb5 15. Nxb5 Rc5 16. a4 Ng4 17. Qf3 f5 18. b4 Rc2 19. Qb3+ Black Resigns