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


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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 player who doesn't know how to deal with the Sokolsky (and advancing the pawn to  eliminate an immediate attack on it may seem natural). Sometimes it can shock even a prepared Sokolsky player who encounters this variation for the first time. So there is some important theory for this unpopular continuation needful to know so as not to be caught off guard (because 2... e4 isn't as bad for Black as some theory suggests). 

Actually there is no official name for this variation (I couldn't find any).  I invented the term "Advance Variation" for this continuation myself. It somehow resembles me the Advance Variation in the French Defense. Unless the official name appeares, let's call it the Advance Variation Cool 

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More about the Sokolsky:
Exchange Variation
Czech Defense
Outflank Variation
Main Line 
Baltic Defense
King's Indian Variation
German Defense
Ware Defense
Bugayev Advance Variation
Sokolsky Gambit (Accepted)
Sokolsky Gambit (Declined)
Queen's Indian Variation
Dutch Defense
Birmingham Gambit
Symmetrical Variation
Grigorian Variation