Norwegian Defense Secret Weapon with FM Yuriy Krykun

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Chess Openings for Black: Norwegian Defense (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Nf6!)

norwegian defense krykunFM Yuriy Krykun reveals the Norwegian Defense (1.e4 g6 2.d4 Nf6!), an unorthodox chess opening for Black to surprise your opponents.

Did you know that World Champion Magnus Carlsen has been quietly crushing strong GMs with this system for a good time now?

Magnus Carlsen plays a lot of openings, but this one was literally named after him.

And this super rare opening, which many think is totally unsound, has brought him crushing wins against “booked up” giants like Caruana and Anand… much to their shock!

The Norwegian Defense makes it seem like you’ve played a Pirc Defense, but “forgotten” to play …d6, and many players will try to “punish” this mistake…

…but you will be the only one who actually knows how to continue in that position!

Here’s one sample line for you with Carlsen’s sneaky pawn sacrifice idea.

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Nf6! 3. e5 Nh5 4. Be2 d6 5. Bxh5 gxh5 6. Qxh5 dxe5 7. Qxe5 Rg8

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Тhis opening isn’t for you if you just want to play solid, positional chess with no risk.


If you want to get positions where there’s…

  • Very little theory (or known knowledge).
  • 1001 ways for your opponent to go wrong.
  • The opportunity for your tactical skills to shine in messy, unbalanced positions…

…then this is the perfect opening for you. Especially at the non-master level, it’ll be deadly!

So if you’re ready to learn this opening and start crushing the poor souls who try to “refute” it, FM Yuriy Krykun has a brand new course for you.

In The Norwegian Defense Secret Weapon, it’ll take just 3 hours of HD video lessons to show you exactly how to play Magnus’ secret opening… and you get a complete PGN file of all the theory.

Sounds like your new secret weapon too, huh? Let’s get started.

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FM Yuriy Krykun

About the Author

FM Yuriy Krykun – 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.

What’s Included:

Norwegian Defense Secret Weapon – Video Course [3 hours 5 minutes]

Play and win with Carlsen secret weapon: the Norwegian Defense! Learn the plans, tricks, and main strategies and tactics with FM Yuriy Krykun.

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.

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3+ hours

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Content Outline

Chapter 1 – 3.Nc3-Sidelines On Move 4
Chapter 2 – Nc3 With 4.e5!
Chapter 3 – Sidelines on Move 4
Chapter 4 – 3.e5 With 4.Nf3!
Chapter 5 – 3.e5 With 4.Be2