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The Polish Defence

The Polish Defence.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Konikowski,J & Soszynski,M. Product Code: 9781949859546.
Category: 1 E4 OPENINGS. Publisher: .
Retail Price: AUD $34.95 (includes GST)
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A surprise opening weapon for Black against 1 e4 and 1 d4.

The Basic idea is to play ..a6 and b5. Just like the World number one did at the European team Championship in October 2023 when Magnus Carlsen won after 1 e4 by answering with the book recommendation 1a6.

In this book you will see analyzed not only 1.d4 b5 (the Polish Defense) but also the St. George Defense (1.e4 e6 2.d4 a6 intending 3b5), 1.Nf3 b5, also 1.f4 b5 and, most shocking of all, 1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5.

Grandmasters have lost to these systems and other Grandmasters even try them out themselves when they have the black pieces. No, an early b7b5 is not the popular idea. However, if you want to humiliate the opposition by being literally eccentric at the board or onle then is a decent opening.

After studying this book, I feel that you should be comfortable using the Polish Defense in your games; it will boost your creativity and will allow you to notch unexpected victories. Although the Polish may not be ideal as a full time weapon, its version of unorthodoxy will embarrass your opponents, especially if you are well armed to endure the opening phase. The present work ensures that this is accomplished and gives you valuable tips for the middlegame as well. According to Grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias in his Foreword

At the end of each chapter, there are fully annotated illustrative games, and at the very end of the book over a hundred unannotated games from recent practice have been added. In many respects, these represent the most important part of the book. These examples show what human players actually play and just how effective this underrated defense is.

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