Chess Opening Theory/1. b4/1...e5

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sokolsky Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)

rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/1P6/8/P1PPPPPP/RNBQKBNR

Sokolsky Opening[edit | edit source]

1. b4 e5[edit | edit source]

Black plays the most common reply, this pawn move adds pressure to the center while freeing the bishop on f8 to take White's b4 pawn. Now a3 and Bb2 are good followups.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. b4 e5

2 3
Bb2
Bxb4
Bxe5
Nf6
=
a3
d5
Bb2
a5
=
b5
d5
Bb2
Nd7
=
...
Nf6
Bb2
Bc5
=

When contributing to this Wikibook, please follow the Conventions for organization.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. 
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.