becomes apparent. Whereas the defending piece must stay rooted to the spot until the attacking city piece has moved. As well as the outposts for White at e5 and. Enable the player with pawn the IQP favourable attacking chances in the middlegame. An isolated pawn on the dfile is called an isolated queen pawn or simply an isolani. Sacrifice of the pawn by White and blockade of the pawn by Black are common themes. This is because a piece that is attacking a pawn can give up the attack to do something else. Which are especially favorable for the playerapos. The isolated queen pawn can provide a good outpost on the c and efile squares diagonally forward of the pawn. White has a knight ready to jump into the e5square which the IQP supports. The isolated queen pawn position favors a kingside attack. Since it is immune to attack by a pawn often providing an excellent outpost for a knight and the enemy piece located. It is likely Black will try to place his rooks on the open cfile and semiopen dfile to increase their activity and increase the pressure. In chess, the white pawn on the e4square and the black pawn on a7 are isolated. The second reason is that the square immediately in front of the isolated pawn is weak. White edit White has placed his rooks on the open cfile and semiopen efile.