Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Birmingham Gambit

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Birmingham Gambit

Eugen
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Jun 25, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The following diagram displays the initial position of the Birmingham Gambitin the 1. b4 opening, a rare choice for Black: Unfortunately it is unclear which Bir...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Ware Defense

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Ware Defense

Eugen
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Jun 14, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The following diagram shows the initial set-up of the Ware Defense in the 1. b4 opening - a relatively unpopular continuation for Black:  Black immediately atta...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Grigorian Variation

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Grigorian Variation

Eugen
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Jun 9, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The Grigorian Variation in the Sokolsky opening distantly resembles the Alekhine Defense in the 1. e4 opening (an immediate attack on an unprotected pawn with a k...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Advance Variation

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Advance Variation

Eugen
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Jun 4, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The following diagram displays the initial set-up of the Advance Variation, a rare line of the Sokolsky Opening:  Sometimes it can be played by an unprepared p...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Outflank Variation

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Outflank Variation

Eugen
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May 30, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The Outflank Variation is a frequent defense by Black  at high level. In the following diagram you can see the initial set-up of this variation: Another "refuta...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Dutch Defense

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Dutch Defense

Eugen
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May 23, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The diagram below displays the starting position of the Dutch Defense in the 1. b4 opening. This is a fairly rare defense which Black uses in high level games. ...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - German Defense

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - German Defense

Eugen
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May 19, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The German Defense is not a very frequent continuation where Black develops his Queen as early as on move two. This early Queen move seems unreasonable. Do you ...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Baltic Defense

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Baltic Defense

Eugen
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May 6, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The Baltic Defense is a variation of the Sokolsky opening where Black develops his light-squared bishop outside the pawn chain to f5.  Sometimes Black plays 2.....

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Czech Defense

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Czech Defense

Eugen
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May 1, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The following diagram displays the initial set-up of the Czech Defense in the Sokolsky opening: Black avoids the Exchange variation (2... Bxb4) and chooses a fl...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Main Line

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Main Line

Eugen
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Apr 24, 2014

  >>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The Main line (term by Alexey Sokolsky) is a very frequent variation of the 1. b4 opening where Black uses d5 supported by Nf6 and e6.There are two fundamental ...

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Exchange Variation

Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Exchange Variation

Eugen
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Apr 11, 2014

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<< The Exchange variation is the most frequent line you'll face in the 1.b4 opening (according to database). Some hotheads even call this variation a refutation of t...

Trade away anyway

Trade away anyway

Eugen
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Aug 25, 2009

Recently I have played a rather boring game against the computer. This game would not even worth mentioning if it wasn't my best win so far (not in terms of style or strategy but considering my opponent's rating). It was the highest rating adversa...

Chess Questionnaire

Chess Questionnaire

Eugen
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Jul 25, 2007

Here is a questionnaire suggested by SonofPearl. I also decided to follow the example of Ryan and Chessiq and have completed it. 1. How long have you been playing chess? Have you played it consistently since you started, or were there lulls in you...

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