Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4) - Queen's Indian Variation

May 13, 2014, 10:20 AM |

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<<

In the Queens's Indian Variation Black plays 1... Nf6 with the following e6, b6 and fianchetto of the light-squared bishop. You won't meet this variation very often (unlike the King's Indian Variation where Black fianchettoes his dark-squared bishop). Nevertheless there is some theory about it which will help to find the right moves in the opening.

You will notice some symmetry in the Queen's Indian set-up. However White has more space to push his pawns on the queenside.

The possible continuation might be 10... Re8 11. d4 and White has more space on the queenside.

>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<<

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)
Dutch Defense

Advance Variation
Birmingham Gambit
Symmetrical Variation
Grigorian Variation