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Orange & Tan, Must be a Tennessee Man...o' Texan
Compiled by fredthebear
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Recall that old phonetic rule of thumb from our primary school days: "Insert the U in place of E and you have a monkey." Do they teach that in Poland?

Sokolsky Opening: 1.b4
Sokolsky Opening, Birmingham Gambit: 1.b4 c5
Sokolsky Opening, Outflank Variation: 1.b4 c6
Sokolsky Opening, Schuhler Gambit: 1.b4 c6 2.Bb2 a5 3.b5 cxb5 4.e4 Sokolsky Opening, Myers Variation: 1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 c6 3.a4 Sokolsky Opening, Bugayev Attack: 1.b4 e5 2.a3
Sokolsky Opening, Wolferts Gambit: 1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 c5 (The collection below is NOT arranged in the order given above.)

Question: Say, do you know what a bitter Tennessee divorce case and a twisty tornado in Texas have in common? Answer: Somebody gonna lose their trailer home.

Thank you, Francio.

Apr-08-05
Kangaroo: Alexei (Aleksei) Sokolsky who reinvented the opening thought that after 1. b4 e5. 2. Bb2 Bxb4
3. Bxe5 ...
White has the advantage. Since one of the games < A Urzica vs Adorjan, 1970 > played by Andras Adorjan I have been convinced that Black has at least equalized. The other thing is when Black is eager to play a gambit: 1. b4 e5. 2. Bb2 f6, where Sokolsky recommended
3. e4!? with complications.

Had he been convinced in his analysis, he would have always played like that. But ... recommendations of a theorist sometimes are rejected by practice.

Sokolsky himself often played 3. b5 instead of 3. e4 met with 3. ... d5, when Black has the strong occupation of the center and White can eventually start undermining it. At least, he did not achieve much of success with this moderate move compared to the gambit style 3. e4!?

The moves in this game 1. b4 e5. 2. Bb2 Bxb4. 3. f4 (?) clearly show that White has been unaware of what is going on. The sacrifice of the pawn for nothing followed by the blunder.

If anyone is interested in another quick refute from Black of this opening, it might deserve some attention to play 1. b4 d5. 2. Bb2 Qd6 attacking the pawn on b4
3. a3 e5!?
so Black occupies the center with less pain... .

Dec-09-04
An Englishman: Good Evening: My old chess club had a Polish devotee who believed in 3.f4. I feel it is the best response, and developed this line in response: 3...f6!?; 4.fxe5,Nc6; 5.Nf3,Qe7!?; exf6,Nxf6. Black has a lead in development and the Queen Pawn to help restrain White's center, but White does have a central pawn mass. I call this equal, but most of the time, the opening left both players satisfied!

RE: New York 1924, Savielly Tartakower vs Geza Maroczy Jun-19-04
sneaky pete: Played in round 4, on March 21, 1924. White was winning until he slipped on move 47. The day before some of the masters visited the Bronx Zoo, where Tartakower consulted orang utan Suzan on what to play against Maroczy. She advised him to try 1.b4 which, however, was not a novelty. Alekhine in his tournament book notes calls it "an old move, the chief drawback of which is the fact that white discloses his intentions before knowing those of his opponents". I guess the same can be said about 1.e4

* Game Collection: Santasiere's Follies

1.b4 c5 is the Birmingham Gambit.
1.b4 c6 is the Outflank Variation.
1.b4 c6 2.Bb2 a5 3.b5 cxb5 4.e4 is the Schuhler Gambit. 1.b4 d5 2.Bb2 c6 3.a4 is the Myers Variation.
1.b4 e5 2.a3 is the Bugayev attack.
1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 c5 is the Wolferts Gambit.
1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bxb4 is the Tartakower Gambit or Schiffler-Sokolsky.

1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bxb4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.f4 Qe7 6.f5 g6 is the Brinckmann Variation.

1.b4 Na6 is the Bucker Defense.
1.b4 Nc6 is the Grigorian Variation.
1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.g4 is the Polish Spike.
1.b4 Nh6 is the Karniewski or Tübingen Variation.

* 1...e5 is not the main line? https://www.chess.com/blog/Eugen/so...

* Try this? https://chess.stackexchange.com/que...

Polish Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Resembles a From Gambit mini
Dr. J vs Mr. K, 1876  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening ML Exchange (A00) 0-1Quick exchanges to R ending
K Volke vs Vaganian, 1994
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening, 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 Constant pressure!
M Michna vs J Dworakowska, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs KID (A04) 0-1 Player notes
Santasiere vs Bronstein, 1945 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 36 in Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs A Pokorny, 1923 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID Formation (A15) 1-0 Useful space
L Espig vs Jansa, 1970
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Read blogger notes
Larry Evans vs H Gordon, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening / Wing Gambit (A00) 1-0Pile on the pin to win
B W Blijdenstein vs T C ter Haar, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit vs Caro-Kann Def (B10) 1-0 Black can't figure out N
M Surtees vs J Houska, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1-0 Transposes to Polish Opening
D Spelec vs A Stubljar, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / Polish (A00) 1-0 Black got Charlie Browned!
A H Wohl vs A Corkett, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Almost a Polish transposition
D Smerdon vs J Smeets, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 Transposes to Polish Opening
K de Kruif vs A Horton-Kitchlew, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Def (A00) 1-0 Like a Polish
G Welling vs F Obers, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1a3 2e3 3c4 (A00) 1-0English/St. George style
G Welling vs F Krudde, 1988
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly vs. Classical Def(A00) 1/2-1/2 Sac to promote
R Lichtenscheidt vs Von Hanneken, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 /Creepy Crawly (A00) 1-0She grabbed a P
R Lichtenscheidt vs J Kohtz, 1862 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ w/more royal threats to come
Vokac vs P Bazant, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 0-1 R sac, Spearhead
Gurgenidze vs Jobava, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Polish, Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Battery on long diagonal
Santasiere vs R Draxl, 1960 
(A04) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Santasiere's Folly to Stonewall (A06) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 0-1 Superb combo
L Blumenoff vs Keres, 1933 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Michel Gambit (A09) 1-0 Qside Spearhead
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1923
(A09) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 1-0 Defend weak pawns, then Q roams
Tartakower vs Janowski, 1924 
(A09) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Advance (A09) 1-0 Pretty Q sac, diagonal X-ray #
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Game 2: Chess Masters on Winning Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 1/2-1/2
D Godes vs R Bar, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

1966 WC Polish Defense (A40) 1-0 Safe and solid White play
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Polish Def: Spassky Gambit. Accepted (A40) 0-1 Q Compensation
M J Freeman vs A A Smith, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game / Polish structure (A45) 1-0 Odd play; Dovetail #
Blatny vs Nakamura, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Polish O (A00) 0-1 miniature: Develop, don't expand both sides
R Zile vs Nyberg, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00)  0-1 Pin exchange, Skewer+
De Jong vs A Van 't Riet, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 4.b4 Leonhardt Gambit (B01) 1-0 Anastasia's #
Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def. vs Wing Gambit (C00) 1-0 Greek gift 1st of 3 sacs!
F Cirabisi vs V Cugini, 1992 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

K Pawn Game (C20) 0-1 Polish on move 2 does not work so well
J Loedel vs R Illa, 1922 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Krause Var Copycat Def (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Alexander Alekhine vs Dr. Max Euwe 26 - 20 (plus 38 draws)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1921 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack 1.b4 e5 2.a3 vs KID (A00) 1-0
M Basman vs J Kinlay, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack 1.b4 e5 2.a3 vs KID (A00) 1-0
M Basman vs Hardy, 1980
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Cheating Accusations Doubtful
C Bauer vs A Rudolf, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 65 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: 2...f6 Bugayev Advance (A00) 1-0 Q shifting
Sokolsky vs N Zhuravlev, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: 2...f6 Bugayev Advance (A00) 1-0 First WC loses
N Bugaev vs Steinitz, 1896 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Polish vs 2...f6 (A00) 1-0 Lots of suggestions
Opocensky vs A Teller, 1928 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Polish 2...f6 Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 R+ deflects Q
Tartakower vs Reti, 1919 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Polish 2...f6 Tartakower Gambit(A00) 1-0Resembles Damiano's Def
L Schiffler vs Pinkerneil, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Hog on 7th
L Schiffler vs Sutherland, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1/2-1/2 R&B vs R&N
NN vs Lilienthal, 1962
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Correspondence
L Schiffler vs Skirl, 1950
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Tartakower vs Colle, 1926 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Fischer's intermezzo checks allow his Q to escape & nab Black Q
Fischer vs D Ina, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Simul Tour
Fischer vs J Gloger, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Capa accepts doubled Ps w/out castling->overworked P exchange
Capablanca vs A G Pedroso, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Polish 3.f4 is the Kucharkowski-Meybohm Gambit (A00) 1-0
A Grosch vs J Grabenhorst, 1987 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Polish 3.f4 Kucharkowski-Meybohm Gambit (A00) 0-1 Absolute pin
D Meybohm vs J Kucharkowski, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Polish 3.f4 Kucharkowski-Meybohm G. Declined (A00) 0-1 b-file
J Kucharkowski vs Dilling, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Polish 3.f4 Kucharkowski-Meybohm G. Declined (A00) 0-1 Q+s
D Meybohm vs Grosch, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 5 moves, 0-1

Polish 3.f4 Kucharkowski-Meybohm G. Declined (A00) 0-1 Slugfest
Y Lapshun vs L Rasin, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Polish vs 2...Bg4 (A00) 1-0 Crowded Qside manuevers go Kside
Y Lapshun vs A Hahn, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 2...Bg4 (A00) 1-0Closed structure opens Kside
Y Lapshun vs Paschall, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

FIRST KNOWN POLISH vs Czech Def. / Philidor (A00) 1-0 Spearhead
A Skipworth vs Cuthbertson, 1868 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Pseudo Polish vs Baltic Defense "Just Take It" Morphy's Mate
Owen vs Burn, 1887 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 1-0 Nip & tuck
Larsen vs Browne, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs Lasker's New York System (A00) 0-1 Odd R trap
P Morriss vs M Novkovic, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Baltic Defense (A00) 1-0 Foolin' Bishops
I Frosinos vs P Mourouti, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs New York System (A00) 1-0
G Welling vs B Bannon, 1998
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Polish vs Baltic Def (A00) 1-0 Early exchanges, hog on 7th!
Sokolsky vs P Romanovsky, 1947 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

USSR Championship (1950), Moscow URS, rd 11, Nov-29
Sokolsky vs Keres, 1950 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Tartakower Gambit (A00) 1-0 Fascinating Finish
Sokolsky vs Strugatsch, 1958 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Queen's Indian (A00) 1-0 Subtle pawn EG tactics
Sokolsky vs Chekhover, 1938 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 70 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 1.b4 a5 2.b5 Nf6 3.Bb2 (A00) 1-0 Exchange sac
Sokolsky vs Flohr, 1953 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: 1.b4 a5 2.b5 c6 3.a4 d5 (A00) 1-0 Knights take
I Frosinos vs H Papamichail, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 1-0 Connected passed pawns
Sokolsky vs I Nei, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 69 moves, 1-0

Polish vs Dutch Classical (A00) 1-0 Various declined captures
Sokolsky vs A Lukin, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs. 2...Qd6 (A00) 1-0 Sweet decoy sacrifice
Sokolsky vs Krupski, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 W gives a N then trades Qs
M Dol vs F Lucas, 1983
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 2...Qd6 (A00)0-1 W must keep B on long diagonal
R Emberger vs S Jeric, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Polish vs KID. Sokolsky Attack(A00) 1-0Irritating N w/Spearhead
Sokolsky vs R Pelts, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Sokolsky Attack vs KID (A00) 0-1 Kolty's recommendation
V Kozomara vs R Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

$ Polish-Sokolsky Attk vs KID Santasiere wrote opening book
Santasiere vs F Rose, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Piling on lateral pin to mating square
Fischer vs K Walters, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Queenside Def (A00) 1/2-1/2 Neutralize a-file R
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Gain space, seize 7th, pin backward P
Smyslov vs S Tatai, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Main line quick draw
Smyslov vs Adorjan, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: K's Indian (A00) 1/2-1/2 Black Nc5 blockade
Petrosian vs Kavalek, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: KID. Sokolsky Attack (A00) Arranged a N+ fork
H A Fernandez vs G Mittelman, 2003
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening. KID vs Sokolsky Attack(A00) 0-1 P problem grows
J Sander vs Korchnoi, 1985
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

KID Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Flawed P rollers on opposite wings
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: King's Indian delayed e5 (A00) 1-0 Promotion
M Basman vs C McNab, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 1...d6 Indian Def (A00) 1-0 Remove the Guard+
W Veer vs A Christopher, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening e5 ML (A00) 0-1 W gives up the center, back rank
V Akobian vs Ponomariov, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Polish, Outflank 1.b4 c6 (A00) 0-1 Trap the trapper Scholar's #
M Brichinova vs E Alexandrova, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 6 moves, 0-1

Polish 1...c6 2.Bb2 Qb6 Outflank Var(A00) 1-0 W keeps advancing
I Golyak vs M Parry, 2004 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 W gave away tempos
Larsen vs J Garcia Padron, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Polish, Outflank Var (A00) 0-1 Double Bishop Sacrifices
P Lebel vs M Arwanitakis, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Outflank Var 2...Qb6 (A00) 1-0 Uncastled K
H E Myers vs B Devin, 1973 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Outflank Variation (A00) 0-1 Outnumbered
A Ornstein vs S B Hansen, 1999
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Outflank Variation (A00) 0-1 Closed Qside
A Valles vs Illescas Cordoba, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Classic miniature
Greco vs NN, 1623 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Know this refutation
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, serenades K
H Dobosz vs J B Bednarski, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, but reckless
B Katalymov vs M Sawadkuhi, 2011 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 0-1 Black castles in 4 moves, exchanges Qs
M Piriyev vs J L Hammer, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening, Exchange Trap (A00) 1-0Pawn grabbing both ways
P Morriss vs J McDonnell, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 4 moves, 1-0

Polish 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 W refutes tricky 9...Rxe3 sac
Y Lapshun vs M Sinn, 2003 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening e5Exchange (A00) 0-1 W loses central P advantage
G Miralles vs Gulko, 1986 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening Exchange ML (A00) 0-1 En passant Mate!
I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Polish Exchange Line (A00) 1-0 Windmill just in time
K Volke vs M Schaefer, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Polish, ML Exchange (A00) 1-0 Neat N Interference
Heimbach vs Bogoljubov, 1930 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Polish ML Exchange (A00) 1-0 Sudden 7th ranker
M Bach vs R Svane, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish, Exchange w/odd follow-up (A00) 1-0 Two pieces up
P G Jonsson vs E Palmarsson, 2014
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Exchange 4.Nf3 (A00) 1-0 Interesting Qside play
Ljubojevic vs Leonardo, 1988
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening e5 exchange (A00) 0-1 IQP; rob the pin
A Urzica vs Adorjan, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 1...e5 Exchange (A00) 1-0 It all depends...
M Parry vs W Velker, 1997 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Exchange (A00) 0-1 Simul
Henning vs Fischer, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 1-0 blitz tactics to promote
T Gareyev vs L Dominguez, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Exchange Var (A00) 0-1 White is slow to develop
W Krebbers vs Barsov, 1994
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+
W Brinkmann vs K H Woschkat, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Ne7 5. Qh5+
B Katalymov vs G Ilivitsky, 1959 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

The Sokolsky Gambit 4... Kf8!? 5. c3!?
K H Woschkat vs B Plath, 1989 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Dbl Fianchetto vs Dutch Def (A00) 1-0 Discovered+ coming
B Schwarz vs Lutz Kampmann, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 Nc6 2.b5 Grigorian Var (A00) 1-0Exposed K vs safe K
I Frosinos vs E Kritsiligou, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish 1.b4 c5 Birmingham Gambit (A00) 1-0 Swallow's Tail #
B Tiller vs L Lovik, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 1...b6 (A00) 1-0 The White Q is very active
D Madsen vs L Christian Moltu, 2009 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Polish, Symmetrical Copycat first 12 moves (A00) 1-0 Spankin'
E Thorsteinsson vs L Thorsteinsson, 2012 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Polish 1...a5 2.b5 a4 Double Advance Line (A00) 1-0 $4 & change
P G Jonsson vs S Bjarnason, 2014 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 1.b4 a5 2.b5 Dbl Fio vs KID (A00) 1-0 Passer
M Basman vs Lee, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 1.b4 a5 2.b5 e5 (A00) 0-1 Dbl Rook sac
I McNab vs Miles, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening w/Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 Black fell by simple tactics
G Pagalis vs A Gabai, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening d5, e5 (A00) 1/2-1/2 Backward pawn creates hole
M Basman vs J L Watson, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening 2...e6 Qside Def (A00) 1/2-1/2 Open c- & d-files
I Golyak vs P Polyak, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening 3...e6 (A00) 0-1 Double pin will win for Black
Sochor vs L van Damme, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 1...e6 (A00) 1-0 Stunning Blackburne's Mate!
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening 1...e6 (A00) 0-1 Schlecter's Immortal Game
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 2...e6 (A00) 1-0 Nice tactics, lawn mower mate
Santasiere vs F Reinfeld, 1937 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs e6 (A00) 1-0 Inconclusive victory
Y Lapshun vs A Del Mundo, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Polish vs e6 Qside Exchange Def (A00) 0-1 Trade sequence fails
Tkachiev vs Karpov, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening 1...e6 Hut (A00) 1-0 N outpost is trouble
I Golyak vs S Almeida, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 A dirty bird
L Fishman vs P Gaile, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Schiffler-Sokolsky (A00) 1/2-Suzan suggested it
Tartakower vs Maroczy, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird's Opening delayed b4: Beautiful 'Play on the Wings' game!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Van't Kruijs 1.e6 Polish/Zukertort (A00) 1-0 Qside expansion
J Wisker vs Bird, 1873 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Bishop Outpost, Passer, Control of B-file = Black W
R Vidonyak vs Tiviakov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack (A04) 1-0 Dbl Bishop Sac
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Defense Formation: KIA/Closed Sicilian (A07) 0-1
W M Duckworth vs R Yankovsky, 2012
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 1, Breslau 1879: Tarrasch's Dreihundert Schachpartien
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech/Dutch Leningrad Defense (A00) 1/2-1/2
B de Cat vs R Mollekens, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening 6...axb5 Rs exchange (A00) 0-1Run around White Q
B de Cat vs J F Farrell, 2001
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: St. George/English Style (A00) 1-0Back rank pin
G Welling vs P Kok, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish, Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 B highway w/N slasher
G Welling vs F Krudde, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attk (A00) 1-0 English/St. George style
G Welling vs R Druon, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attk (A00) 1/2 English/St. George style
G Welling vs Sadler, 1991 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack (A00) 1/2-1/2Notation correction
G Welling vs A Hunt, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack (A00) 1-0 White Rooks rule
G Welling vs P Buys, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack (A00) 0-1 Bone in throat cramp
E Parr vs E Gullaksen, 1995 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening vs Modern Stonewall Dutch (A00) 1-0
G Welling vs Achleitner, 1994
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs f6, Be6, Bd6 (A00) 0-1Closed game, bad Bishop
N Bugaev vs A Solovtsov, 1888
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Not a real Colle / Delayed Polish (D05) 0-1 Lost sight of her
Alekhine vs Ecole Polytechnique Paris, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

18. Qh7+! is a fitting end to a spectacularly sacrificial game.
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Qside majority next
Miles vs R Alvarez Ibarra, 1993
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/a3, b4, Bb2 Polish (E14) 1-0 P thrust
Portisch vs Larsen, 1999 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening vs 2...Qd6 (A00) 0-1 Silman link
N Lalic vs Uhlmann, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening, 2...e4 (A00) 1-0, 64 moves; up the exchange
Ermenkov vs Adorjan, 1981
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Polish, Symmetrical (A00) 1-0 Correspondence capitulation
R Johansson vs O Gradin, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th beat the outside passer
Ljubojevic vs Leonardo, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening/ Mutual lil' huts (A00) 1-0 Q decoy sac for N+
Larsen vs E Bhend, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Polish-Bird Opening: Baltic Def (A00) 0-1Capa moved too many Ps
Capablanca vs A Kevitz, 1924 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Polish-Bird Opening 4.b4 vs Dutch Var (A03)1-0 audacious N walk
Ivkov vs M Cuellar Gacharna, 1967 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Batavo-Polish Attack (A02) 1-0 White kNight raid
Larsen vs M Raizman, 1958 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System vs Slav (A04) 1-0 Lawn mower
Santasiere vs S E Almgren, 1948 
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Pin to win!
Stein vs L Barczay, 1967 
(A05) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Cntr steamroller!
Smyslov vs W Ader Hausman, 1964 
(A05) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

WC 1958; KIA: Smyslov Var/Delayed Polish (A05) 1/2-1/2
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA Smyslov /Delayed Polish (A05) 1-0 Stalemate looms if RxNf8
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1966 
(A05) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Box 69, p. 91, at move 36.?
M Otteson vs Fischer, 1957 
(A05) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Santasiere's Folly (A06) 1-0 Crossfire w/a Spearhead
Santasiere vs S E Almgren, 1942 
(A06) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Santasiere's Folly (A06) 1-0A closed approach for Colle players
M Djerkovic vs Z Zvan, 2001 
(A06) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Santasiere's Folly (A06) 0-1 4 in the b-file
O Gritsayeva vs O Girya, 2014 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

K's English. Four Knights / Pseudo Polish(A28) 0-1 N got caught
Owen vs Burn, 1875 
(A28) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

Game 5: The Passed Pawn, T62MIGOCEP by Chernev
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 8: Chess Masters on Winning Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 66 moves, 1-0

Colle System dxc5 Bxc5 (D05) 1-0 Open c- and d- files
Rubinstein vs M Monticelli, 1929 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Colle System dxc5, delayed Bg2 (D04) 1-0 NxR is coming
V Kovacevic vs B Abramovic, 1986
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

A04 0-1 75 A most embarrassing Queen sacrifice??
N J Fries-Nielsen vs Hoi, 1981 
(A04) Reti Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Q trap on edge
C R Sopko vs Alexander Johansson, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
B Hayden vs W A Winser, 1948 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Zukertort (A04) 1-0 Hog on the 7th
Santasiere vs A J Fink, 1946 
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dbl Fio vs Dutch Bg7 (A04) 1-0 Blitzin' Bs
Kramnik vs D Reinderman, 1999
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def. Copycat vs Delayed Polish (A40) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
E Kovalevskaya vs R A Popov, 2001
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening Dbl KP e4 e5 (A00) 1-0 Black loses time w/Ns
A Becker vs J Bachmann, 2003
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech Defense/OID (A00) 1-0 Clean up on Qside
H Bennett vs A Pan, 2003
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 1/2-1/2 Valuable center pawn
Z Ahmadov vs S Guliyev, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Czech Def vs Bind (A00) 1-0 Pile on pin
Opocensky vs T Halvorsen, 1931
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 0-1 39...?
A Gutsko vs K Rybenko, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: King's Indian Var (A00) 0-1 37...?
Wagner vs Z Hermanowicz, 1933 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 0-1 Pawn issues
Westerinen vs J Dueball, 1973
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Czech Def (A00) 0-1 K exits his castle
J Jaszczuk vs Geller, 1991
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Czech Defense (A00) 0-1
J C Henshaw vs J Hardinge, 1972
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Czech Defense (A00) 1-0 superior pawns
V Kovacevic vs L Masic, 1976
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: 2.a3 Mengarini Var (B20) 1-0 Stockfish notes
A Higgs vs T Thomassen, 2010 
(B20) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Colle System b4, a3, Bb2 (D04) 0-1No center, No 0-0, No contest
S Cherednichenko vs R Hovhannisyan, 2014
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 0-1 Ns at the gate!
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Terrific Tussle!
Kiril D Georgiev vs Grischuk, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

"Les Maximes des Hommes" (game of the day Jan-23-2015)
A David vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening: Advance Var (A09) 0-1 Arabian mate is coming
J C Pigott vs D Dvirnyy, 2018 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack vs French Def (A07) 0-1 Brilliancy
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 14 in 'The Game of Chess' by Harry Golombek
G Abrahams vs Golombek, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening vs center pawn duo (A00) 1-0terrific mating net!
H Rosenfeld vs L B Meyer, 1907 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: General (A00) ˇ 0-1
B Sadiku vs U Atakisi, 2007
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Correspondence
H H Hamers vs D Smit, 1946 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: General (A00) ˇ 1/2-1/2
B Sadiku vs L E Johannessen, 2007
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's English. Two Knights' General (A22) 0-1 blitz hand-to-hand
Aronian vs Anand, 2016 
(A22) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Delayed Polish vs Indian Def (A45) 0-1 The castled K wins again
V Pupols vs Korchnoi, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Marshall vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Bugayev Attack (A00) 0-1 blitz
R Kossobudzki vs G P Arnaudov, 2017 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Outflank Var (A00) 1-0 ICCF email
A Ringsborg vs O Davila, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Santasiere's Folly (A06) ˇ 1-0
Arkell vs Kotronias, 2002 
(A06) Reti Opening, 70 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: General (A00) 1-0 It's no catbird seat
A Begaj vs C Roussiere, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: General (A00) 0-1
D Collas vs V M Alcazar Jimenez, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

"And Miles To Go b4 Lev Slips" (game of the day Dec-11-2018)
Miles vs Polugaevsky, 1984 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polish Opening: Queenside Defense (A00) 1-0 Crossfire on Kside
Sokolsky vs A Shifman, 1948 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Schiffler-Sokolsky Var (A00) 0-1 Distant passer
Sokolsky vs D V Efremov, 1952 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Santasiere's folly vs. 1...d6 (A06) Can White draw this ending?
C Niculae vs M C Lutu, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening: Zukertort System (A04) 1-0 New York, NY
Santasiere vs Pinkus, 1939 
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs T Florian, 1959
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle System 4.b4 Bg7 5.c4 0-0 (D04) 1-0 active piece play
Santasiere vs Shainswit, 1941 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

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