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Chess Opening Theory/1. b4/1...e5

Sokolsky Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Sokolsky OpeningEdit

1. b4 e5Edit

Black plays the most common reply, this pawn move adds pressure to the center while freeing the bishop on f8 to take White's b4 pawn.


Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. b4 e5

2 3
Bb2
Bxb4
Bxe5
Nf6
=
a3
d5
Bb2
a5
=
b5
d5
Bb2
Nd7
=
...
Nf6
Bb2
Bc5
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. 
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.