1.b3, the Nimzo-Larsen Attack

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1.b3, the Nimzo-Larsen Attack

Unread post by CHVL » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:55 pm

1.b3 is an opening that could give an interesting middle-game by the opportunities it brings to the White.
GMs Rapport and Jobava regularly played this opening in tournament.
So, Jobava tested Carlsen with 1.b3 and was... crushed by the killer move Carlsen found to outplay him and finally to win the game.
The game is one of the shortest, if not the shortest of the career of Carlsen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUb76s1ZDb0



Magnus at his best.
Enjoy.

Maurice

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