Opening preparation - Sokolsky/Polish opening

Apr 27, 2016, 12:42 PM |

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 : (Sokolsky playing 1.b4 himself) (Game collection with 1.b4)