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Ioannis Frosinos vs E Kritsiligou
4th Open (2000), Korinthos GRE, rd 2, Jul-26
Polish Opening: Grigorian Variation (A00)  ·  1-0


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Dec-19-05  DAL9000: 1. b4 Nc6 2. b5 Nb8

I'm /almost/ certain that's unique in the annals of chess. Has anyone out there ever played that even in a blitz game?

Mar-20-07  Stonewaller2: Maybe there's an odds game out there somewhere where White gets three moves before Black's first . . .

I might play 3. a4 and 4. ♗b2 to meet ... a6 followed by ... ab; ab, ♖xa1 with ♗xa1 though.

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  FSR: I saw a game once where Lawrence Chachere (Dripps was his last name then; he was maybe 1600 at the time, but later became 2400+) was White in a tournament game with this opening. The game continued 3.Bb2 (instead of 3.e3) f5 4.e3 b6?? Now Chachere played 5.Nf3(??) or some such, winning in about 20 moves. After the game, he pointed out that 5.Qh5+! g6 6.Qf3! would have won one of Black's rooks.
Sep-08-08  Underworld: I am quite fond of this well flank attack. I found it a long time ago and started utilizing it. Many people didn't know what to think because it had been pretty much underground it seemed. I play a lot on No one knew what it was. 1.b4 is also known as the Sokolsky opening. This flank attack is a lot of fun but you must keep tempo, initiative and play well with tactics. Positional play does come in, but the main point is to try to get 1.e5 out of your opponent unless he knows whats up. This opening can be beaten if you focus much of your development on the middle and king side and force white to comply or lose way too much ground.
Mar-17-09  LimSJ: when i play this against black AI in my mobile phone software (Karpov3D), 2...Ne5 is the usual reply and with 3. Bb2, i remind myself not to give in to the urge to overextend my pawns (as in d4) going after the QKnight. thanks to this website i now know what the name of this Q-flank opening.
Mar-17-09  theagenbiteofinwit: Out of 20 possible first moves, black manages to find the one that makes that opening look good. I don't think anyone could ever justify opening on the flank positionally.
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