Add a new secret weapon to your opening repertoire with GM Damian Lemos’ Deep Dive into 1.b3, Larsen’s Opening.
This quiet move hides some powerful ideas and has been played by both Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen in important games – as well as, of course, Bent Larsen, after whom the opening is named.
White enjoys incredible flexibility, able to castle either kingside or queenside and set up pawns and pieces in a number of tricky ways. By playing b3 and Bb2 on the first two moves, White invites Black to occupy the center – and then attacks it later in typical hypermodern fashion.
In this 6½ hour course, GM Lemos teaches you everything from the ideas behind the opening to the strongest, battle-proven lines against each Black setup.
Damian also provides expert analysis of top grandmaster games to help build up your intuitive feel for both attacking and positional play.