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Chess Opening Theory/1. b4/1...e5/2. Bb2/2...Bxb4

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

2...Bxb4Edit

Black takes the undefended pawn which almost definitely causes 3. Bxe5 from white. Now not only has black lost a central pawn for a flank pawn, but black also has to worry about white's threat on g7.

Theory tableEdit

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


1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxe5

3 4
Bxe5
Nf6
Bxf6
Qxf6
=
...
f6
Bd4
=

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