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Sokolsky Opening

Index Sokolsky Opening

The Sokolsky Opening (also known as the Orangutan or Polish) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move: According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 ranks ninth in popularity. [1]

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Abraham Speijer

Abraham Speijer (Speyer) (19 November 1873, Amsterdam – 5 September 1956, Amsterdam) was a Dutch chess master.

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Alexey Sokolsky

Alexey Pavlovich Sokolsky (3 November 1908 – 27 December 1969) was a Ukrainian-Belarusian chess player of International Master strength in chess, a noted correspondence chess player, and an opening theoretician.

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Boris Spassky

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский; born January 30, 1937) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is a zoo located within Bronx Park in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings

The Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is a classification system for the opening moves in chess.

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Géza Maróczy

Géza Maróczy (3 March 1870 – 29 May 1951) was a Hungarian chess master, one of the leading players in the world in his time.

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Irregular chess opening

In chess, irregular opening is a traditional term for any opening considered unusual or unorthodox.

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Jerzy Konikowski

Jerzy Konikowski (born 24 January 1947, Bytom, Poland) a Polish–German chess master, problemist and author.

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List of chess openings

This is a list of chess openings, organized by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings code.

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List of chess openings named after people

The Oxford Companion to Chess lists 1,327 named openings and variants.

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New York 1924 chess tournament

New York 1924 was an elite chess tournament held in the Alamac Hotel in New York City from March 6 to April 18, 1924.

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Orangutan

The orangutans (also spelled orang-utan, orangutang, or orang-utang) are three extant species of great apes native to Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Richard Réti

Richard Selig Réti (28 May 1889, Bösing, now Pezinok – 6 June 1929, Prague) was an Austro-Hungarian, later Czechoslovak chess grandmaster, chess author, and composer of endgame studies.

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (p) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5 million inhabitants in 2012, part of the Saint Petersburg agglomeration with a population of 6.2 million (2015).

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Savielly Tartakower

Ksawery Tartakower (also known as Saviely or Savielly Tartakower in English, less often Xavier Tartacover or Xavier Tartakover; 1887–1956) was a leading Polish and French chess grandmaster.

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Scheveningen

Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague, Netherlands, as well as a subdistrict (wijk) of that city.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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The Oxford Companion to Chess

The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on the game of chess, written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.

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Vasily Smyslov

Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokolsky_Opening

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