1.b3 Secret Weapon with FM Yuriy Krykun

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Learn How to Play the 1.b3 System (Nimzo-Larsen Attack)

b3 secret weaponFM Yuriy Krykun teaches the entire 1.b3 system he uses himself in order to avoid theory and stack up massive winning margins as White in tournaments.

FM Krykun recommends opening systems, rather than highly full theoretical repertoires.

This is because when you’re busy, playing easy-to-learn systems will make your chess journey much more likely to be successful.

This is an opening system starting with 1.b3!? which Ukrainian FM Yuriy Krykun calls his “secret weapon” and has resulted in the 21-year-old skyrocketing his rating to 2370 Elo.

It seems that nobody knows what to do against this system.

1 b3 secret weapon yury krykunWhat to Expect?

What if you could literally dictate the course of the game from move one?

No Sicilians, No Grunfelds, None of that hairy stuff.

Just ideas and proven plans that you know and you choose.

That’s what FM Krykun shares in this 1.b3 Secret Weapon course.

Dive into 7+ hours of powerful lessons and you’ll discover how to put serious pressure on black with weird, unexpected, and dynamic moves he has NEVER seen before.

About the Author

FM Yuriy Krykun (Peak rating of 2382 ELO as July 2020) – Ukrainian FIDE Master and member of the National Team. He has one IM norm. He has played in many National and International tournaments, winning over 10 medals. Bronze medal winner in European U18 Championship. Full-time chess player, coach, and author of multiple publications.

Who is this course for?

  • Club players who hate memorizing theory: Enter totally new waters in the first few moves and with a few simple ideas, have your opponent sweating and muttering “…bbbut this opening is unsouuund! 🙁 ” – as he stops the clock and resigns!
  • Creative players who like to dictate the types of the position you BOTH enter: Tired of “milking the cow” in the same old openings over and over again? Prefer to come up with cool ideas yourself? This is the PERFECT system for you!
  • Chess Rebels who like to buck the rules: Some of the ideas FM Krykun teaches you are downright NASTY…and they LOOK crazy! Fortunately for you they are 100% sound and will lure opponents into trying to “punish” you…only to fall into devastating positional trouble!

If you’re tired of wasting time escaping death in the openings…and you’d prefer to focus your study time on IMPORTANT stuff like tactical training, endgames and positional play…

Take this shortcut now and your white openings are DONE.

What’s Included?

Access to Practicum

Train the important move sequences with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

PGNs of all games

Downloadable PGNs of the games presented in the course with Master’s analysis, extra lines, and ideas.

Model Games

Essential principles, plans, and master-level strategies clearly explained, in the easy-to-understand form which you can apply in your own games starting today!

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+7 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter 1 What 1.b3 is all about
Chapter 2 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.Nf3
Chapter 3 Setups with …d7-d5, …Bf5 and …e6
Chapter 4 Setups with …d7-d5 and …c7-c5
Chapter 5 1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bg4 3.f3
Chapter 6 Reti setups
Chapter 7 1.b3 c5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6
Chapter 8 1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.Bxf6
Chapter 9 KID setups with …e7-e5
Chapter 10 KID setups with …c7-c5
Chapter 11 Grunfeld setups with …d7-d5 1
Chapter 12 1.b3 b6
Chapter 13 Odds and ends – 1.b3 f5
Chapter 14 Odds and ends – 1.b3 a5
Chapter 15 Model games