The isolated pawn is a very common middlegame theme. Thus, it is very important to know the strategy for playing with and against it. In my previous article I’ve covered the general ideas of playing with the isolated pawn, if you missed it, you can always review it here. The importance of this topic is related to the fact that isolated pawn positions can arise from a huge number of openings: Queen’s Gambit, Queen’s Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, French Defense, Caro-Kann Defense (Panov Attack) and even the Sicilian Defense. In today’s article, I will describe the main plans for successfully playing against the isolated pawn. Let’s get started.