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Alexey Sokolsky vs A Shifman
URS-ch01 corr4851 (1948) (correspondence)
Polish Opening: Queenside Defense (A00)  ·  1-0

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  GrahamClayton: White's 23rd move would make a nice puzzle of the day.
Jan-21-21
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  fredthebear: Sokolsky was a Polish Opening specialist. Had Black accepted the queen sacrifice 23...BxQh4, White's raking bishops will support mate-in-three by the invading rook. This final arrangement accounts for the strange middlegame, setting up the crossfire of bishops on the diagonals and heavy pieces on the half-open kingside files.
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  fredthebear: For those unfamiliar with the website system, mouse click on Alexey Sokolsky above (blue letters are links). This sends you to Sokolsky's Biography and games page. Then mouse click on Most Played Openings With the White Pieces (A00) 38 games. You get this page: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/che... If the proper ECO label has been used, these are the Polish Opening games that Sokolsky played.

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