1.b3 Bash – Your Secret Weapon for the Opening



1.b3 Bash by IM Levy Rozman – Your Secret Weapon for the Opening

1.b3 Bash by IM Levy Rozman – Your Secret Weapon for the Opening

1.b3 Bash – Your Secret Weapon with IM Levy Rozman

This course gives you a complete repertoire based on 1.b3. You are going to get an advantage by surprising your opponents, playing positions that only you’re familiar with, and your opponents are not.

You will know the nuances. You will know exactly when on move 4 or 5 they will do something inaccurate. That’s really the key idea behind this system.

Most club players play the same openings over and over again: 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.Nf3… you name it. You probably know those pretty well, but so does your opponent.

There is nothing wrong with that approach…

Except that you always need to be up to date with all the lines and variations in the Slav, Nimzo, Sicilian, French, and the list goes on and on.

On top of that, you need to constantly dive deeper and deeper into the opening tree to stay competitive. You have to remember TONs of opening moves just to avoid a carefully prepared trap. That’s a lot of theory, and it takes HARD WORK and many, many hours of your precious time to learn just a single line…

Is there a better way?

Wouldn’t it be great to play the opening that you know well and let your opponent do all the “struggling”? What if I told you that you could add this kind of weapon to your repertoire in a matter of DAYS, not weeks or months?

That’s the reason why today, we’re introducing the secret weapon for white – the Complete Repertoire with 1.b3

About the Author:

Levy Rozman is an American chess player, coach and the captain of the rising Packer Collegiate Chess Team. He has a passion for teaching chess specifically and has devoted the better part of his life developing his coaching style. Levy is a regular tournament player and a professional chess coach working with players of all ages and skill levels.

How is this course going to help me?

This opening has been played by many elite players, and was even used by Bobby Fischer. This is a very powerful surprise weapon which can give you an instant advantage even against much stronger players.

1.b3 Bash by IM Levy Rozman – Your Secret Weapon for the Opening

IM Levy Rozman has played this opening for over a decade and scored many brilliant victories against opponents of all levels from 2200 Elo right up to the top Grandmasters.

In this course, he shares all his secrets on the 1.b3 opening previously accessible only to a small group of his private students.

You will learn all the strategies, plans, and ideas of this opening in order to dominate not just in a club player’s arena, but even against much stronger, titled players.

IM Rozman recommends some of the strong novelties that have never been tested in the database and can immediately turn the tables on your opponent.

Armed with this powerful attacking system you will be able to win many beautiful games and pick many rating points on your way.

Enjoy this awesome course!

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Running Time

3 hours

Type of Video





Production House

3 reviews for 1.b3 Bash – Your Secret Weapon for the Opening

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shaun (verified owner)

    The course content was especially good and contains recent games. I have the Ginger GM Method 02 course which recommends playing the English Defense to 1. d4 (1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6). This combines very well with 1. b3 which looks like a very interesting opening. I’m going to watch the course a second time and make notes before playing it online. A nice opening with considerably less theory than most.

    There were a few things that reduced my rating from perfect to good. Maybe it’s because I buy mostly the Deep Dive, Master Method, and 80/20 Tactics courses and have been spoilt but I would have liked a PGN database of the games and a PDF summary.

    A friend teases me about my insistence on precise language. I am a writer which makes this very important to me. Naturally, I will take issue with calling chapters “Complete Games Chapter 1” and “Complete Games Chapter 2” if these are lacking complete games. One does wonder why they are necessary when these game segments could have been included in the theory chapters. The only reason I can think of is to increase the total time of the course. I shall rename these two chapters as “Sorely Lacking Chapter 1” and “Sorely Lacking Chapter 2”. I won’t be watching these two chapters again. Even without these chapters, this course is great value for money.

    I have the 80/20 course on the Trompowsky by the same presenter. I thoroughly enjoyed this course but it also came with a token PDF file. Perhaps if he sells enough DVDs the presenter will be able to pay somebody to create a stunning PDF and PGN file. I’d suggest ichess.net make the PDF that comes with the Deep Dive Pirc course the model for all other opening courses. Although not perfect it is a very useful document.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    dionisis politis (verified owner)

    the course is quite good…the chapters nicely arranged, the material original and enlightening…if there were pgn files with the games it would be perfect…anyway i like it…

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    ak3dog (verified owner)

    1.b3 Bash by FM Levy Rozman

    Any material on Larsen’s opening 1.b3 is more than welcome. Since the very early 70’s 1.b3 has been a mainstay of “non-theory” type players at all levels. The stigma of being an eccentric opening has faded yet, it remains outside the halls of mainline theory. I was excited to see the material from FM Levy Rozman when I got the download.

    A lot of the material is both interesting and useful. Chapter one covers the “old” main line 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 d5 4.Bb5. The author extends the ideas in these lines beyond what has been published previously. Chapter 5 offers an interesting approach to dealing with the fashionable 1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bg4, this is valuable stuff. A couple of the less standard ideas such as 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6 are reviewed in chapter 6, these lines crop up surprisingly often. I will say that I was surprised to find 2 chapters on the current “hot” line 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bd6!? The reason I was surprised is that there is part of one chapter devoted to Black playing the Kings Indian formation. It has been my experience that a lot of players when faced with a slightly irregular opening will fall back on their favored Kings Indian. This is a place where the material is short. Also, Chapter 4 is devoted to the “London” defense 1.b3 d5 2. Bb2 Bf5. FM Rozman seems to only consider this specific move order followed by Black playing either 3.e3 Nbd7 or 3.e3 e6. He makes a point that White should have an idea based on hunting down the Bf5 but, doesn’t consider move orders involving an early c6. He suggests only 1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bf5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.h3!? or 4…Nbd7 5.Be2 e6 6.Nh4. What happens if Black delays putting the bishop on f5 or inserts h6 earlier? This seems to be just brushed by in the analysis. There is also no mention of defenses with 1…c5, 1…f5 or 1…b5. This was disappointing.

    All in all I would recommend this to anyone who is starting out with 1.b3 either as a first opening or as a good backup. I would also suggest that players who are regular 1.b3’ers for the sake of some of the material. My recommendation comes with a caveat, be aware that some lines will be somewhat short sighted.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *