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Ilmars Cirulis    (2014-08-15)
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Does anyone want to play Sokolsky-Orangutan opening (1.b4) with white? For any theoretical, practical or other reasons - without any prizes, just friendly game for purposes of exploration.

Also I want to explore such variation of Traxler counterattack: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe4+ 7.Ke3 Qh4 8.g3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Qd4+ 10.Kf3

Two will be enough for me now.

P.S. Sorry for disappearance some time ago with lots of unfinished games.

Thibault de Vassal    (2014-08-26 22:33:41)
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So Ilmars... after all these years, is Traxler definitely losing? :)

Ilmars Cirulis    (2014-08-27 15:27:33)
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Definitely enough that I wouldn't play it with black but in thematic games for fun.
But I can't say that it's "definitely losing". Maybe I'm too old for fast, unfounded judgements. And too busy for too frequent and big analysis. :D

Sokolsky opening is just a nice opening which I would play with white too, actually.

P.S. I wrote this post during sad mood, it wasn't claim of Traxler refutation but invitation to, probably, small talk about chess.
In these 12 days the situation has radically changed and everything is okay, even very good. :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2014-08-28 01:47:20)
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Great then :) About Traxler counter-attack as well...