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Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian vs Ruslan Ponomariov
EU-ch U12 (1995), Verdun FRA, rd 4, Jul-??
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1


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Aug-02-06  gambitfan: You have Black and your opponent opens with : 1 b4 !? This the so called Sokolski or Polish opening...

This is a very uncommon opening ( Uncommon Opening (A00) ) and you might be at first dazzled by such a weird move...

Let us call great players to your rescue in order to give you some hints...

First let us see how Bronstein (Black) was able to beat Deep Blue playing this weird opening move ; Bronstein plaaaays the "Czech" defense : Deep Blue vs Bronstein, 1996

Last but not least let us see how Ponomariov plays (and wins !) the most "classic" defence against 1 b4 !? : V Akobian vs Ponomariov, 1995

Sep-25-07  ahmadov: 20.Bc1?! What a blunder...
Sep-25-07  asip87: fnished at 20th steps
Sep-25-07  Davolni: <asip87> take another look at the year they played. This was 12 years ago. Akobian is around 23-24 years old now. So you do the math....
Jan-04-08  tarananakon: ponomariov is same age, no offence
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  fm avari viraf: Sometimes, these wonder kids do commit such glaring mistakes but once they relinquish thier childhood, they play flawless Chess!
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