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Opening preparation - Sokolsky/Polish opening

achja
Apr 27, 2016, 12:42 PM 0

The move b2b4 as first move is not seen very often in chessgames, but some amateur players always play it with white. I will show you one line for black that you can play against the Sokolsky/Polish, called the Outflank variation.

It is not a refutation of 1.b4, but it can give black decent play.

In that line there is one trick you should know. I've mentioned it in a sideline variation in the following annotated game :


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokolsky_Opening

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chess_Opening_Theory/1._b4

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?yearcomp=exactly&pid=43488&eco=A00&title=Sokolsky+Plays+1+b4 (Sokolsky playing 1.b4 himself)

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1028768 (Game collection with 1.b4)

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