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Out of curiosity, I went to game explorer and clicked on the best moves (based on winning percentages in master games, avoiding outliers) for both sides . Eventually, after 13 moves, I got to the position shown below.
Of course, many other moves could have been played, and winning percentages have their flaws and considerations. So I also ran some moves through Stockfish and white ends up with a crappy position there too (different, but also quite bad--it looks like black has a choice--he can go for quick development as shown in the figure below, or he can go for more of a positional stranglehold, which Stockfish will show you).
Anyway, if anyone would prefer white in this situation, I'm curious to know why. Black has better development, better pawn structure, and better placement of pieces. Even if we take it back 5 or 6 moves, it was still clear that black was on the way to being better. the only plusses that I can see for white are that he has exchanged an outside pawn for a central pawn and he does have a small presence in the center, but these plusses seem to becounteracted by black's overwhelming piece pressure on the center. Also, this is just one game--in many other variations, Black gets the c and d pawns to the center, so white doesn't even have that plus.
There must be consistency in moves, back-up plan.
the point was supposed to be facitoettoing the bishop and try to trick them to making mistakes
It's okay becasue it doesn't control the center squares.
I like this opening.
I don't like it , you can't control the center ...............
I love this opening. It mixes things up. I even play a variation when playing black depending upon white's opening. It rarely leads to an early mate but sets up the end-game nicely.
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not bad but irregular and mixed game
In Dutch the name is Sokolsky opening or Orang-utan
I don't like it
This is a tricky opening in blitz, lightning and bullet but as long as black doesn't go for the bait then theres good winning chances. First few times I faced it I got into bad positions, but once the one trick pony aspect of it lessened, it became easier to counter act.
This is a perfect opening for blitz game to my opinion but not for serious game. However it is not a stupid opening at all. This opening has it own logic. The b pawn most of the time move to b5 and really slow down the black development. I sometime convert this to a bird opening with f4 few steps after b4 (not always possible) otherwise I play e3 Nf3 Be2 and try to push c4 later on. It gaves me great result and it also works with black (1.d4 b5 !?). Regards
As others have mentioned, black has a great winning percentage against this in the master games database, so it's hard to imagine why white would choose it. I think the difficulty is that the opening is fairly rare, so you have to think a lot about the move, and you can make some early positional mistakes if you aren't paying enough attention. I guess this is more the case for weaker players, like myself, who are still learning how to exploit positional weaknesses.
This opening isn't as bad as other openings (such as the soudium opening?!). It just controls the c5 square so the c-pawn won't go tho c5 to control d4. Other than that, I don't get why people play these openings. Why not just control c5 whith the d-pawn. Anyway, black wins 41.14% of the time other than white winning 36.97% of the time. You could play this aginist weak players but not aginist GMs (even though GMs play this?!).
I have played the Polish mostly against weaker players, and have won almost every game. I rarely play it against players of the same strength, but like to play it against players who are not familiar with this opening.
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