[ECO code A00]
|THE ORANG-UTAN OPENING|
aka. The Polish or Sokolsky Opg.
A "tolerably good opening" (Gerald Abrahams,
The Pan Book Of Chess),
dedicated by Tartakover in 1924 to an ape he once conversed with! As in
most flank openings White plans to
control the centre by indirect play (usually here with
2.B-QKt2) although he/she stands more chance of undermining
Black's centre with a Reti.
Black, if proficient, should easily equalise.
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