Orangutan Opening – Standard chess #24

I played a standard chess game as white with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Orangutan opening, also known as the Polish, or Sokolsky opening. Is it a wise choice for black to capture a knight pawn, and give up a center pawn? What might be some of the pros and cons connected with this early possibility that springs about with the unconventional 1. b4?


1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 d6 3. e3 Nf6 4. c4 Be7 5. d3 O-O 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be2 Nc6 8. a3 Re8 9. O-O Qd7 10. Nbd2 h6 11. h3 Bf5 12. Qc2 Bf8 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. dxe4 Bxh3 15. gxh3 Qxh3 16. Nh2 Re6 17. Kh1 Rg6 18. Rg1 Rf6 19. Rg2 Re8 20. Rag1 Ree6 21. Bg4

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