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Alexey Sokolsky vs Peter Romanovsky
? (1947)
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0

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Apr-08-05  Kangaroo: < Oleg Romanishin > was BORN after 1947, so this might be only one of his relatives!
Jan-06-06  GreenDayGuy: Wow cool. Are you sure <Kangaroo>?
Jan-10-06  Resignation Trap: Mystery solved: Black in this game was actually Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky . See the name similarity?
Jan-10-06  Laskerfan82: I believe Sokolsky was the inventor of 1.b4! -- the Orangutan. Anyone know where it got that name from?
Jan-11-06  Resignation Trap: <Laskerfan82> Sokolsky didn't invent this opening, but he wrote books about it and was responsible for working it into a playable system.

For the origin of the opening's name, see this game: Tartakower vs Maroczy, 1924 .

Jan-11-06  Viktor Biak: Well, FYI, OrangUtan is a species of monkey in Kalimantan (Borneo) in Indonesia.
Jul-04-07  matiz: <Resignation Trap> hi what is the name of the book i have been looking for it, but i cannot find it. thank you in advanced
Jul-04-07  syracrophy: 1.b4 received the name "Orangutan" by a curious way.

It was said that Tartakower was in the New York Zoo in 1924, watching the orangutans, while he was thinking about the strange opening 1.b4!? Then he played it to Maroczy in the tournament of the same year, and after that, it received the funny name of "Orangutan"

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