Orangutan Opening

vernon

As Bill Wall posted in the chessopedia The Orangutan Opening here is the game in which he refers and where it was first played

 

 

 

 

 

 Event New York International Tournament

Site New York International Tournament

Date 1924

Mygame5377

I don't see how u can play an opening like that.

gibberishlwmetlkwn

This is actually known most commonly as the Polish Opening.  There's a book all about it named Play 1b4!: Shock your opponents with the Sokolsky.

AaronSchloss

The sokolsky is a valid opening, actually, and there is no need to use it to shock your opponents. I have over a 70% winrate with it in tournament settings.

whergonow

ummm why didn't  black just take the pawn when it was hanging ?

pfren

Nothing wrong with it, and nothing terribly good, either. Black has many ways to get a good game, simplest one (no need for virtually any theory at all) is simple development with ...e5, ...d6, ...f5, ...Nf6, ...Be7 and so on.

illusion1995
whergonow wrote:

ummm why didn't  black just take the pawn when it was hanging ?

then Bxg7 and the rook is lost.

xniorvox

An interesting opening, usually quite surprising and takes the opponent off the book lines, also leads to interesting games, fun to play!