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♛ Find these chess games of GM Smirnov in this blog-post –
🔹 SHOCK your opponents with 1…b6 | Chess Openings for Black | Owen’s Defense –
🔹 GM Smirnov’s 1…b6 against Magnus Carlsen –
In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov shares some of his own chess games in which he has played his favourite chess opening, 1.b3, known as the Larsen’s Opening or the Nimzo–Larsen Attack.
It is a very universal and solid chess opening as the same can be played as Black, 1…b6, which is known as the Owen’s Defense when played against White’s first move 1.e4.
You will learn GM Smirnov’s secret opening weapon, key attacking plans in this opening, common ideas, and some middlegame plans.
00:00 GM Smirnov’s games with 1.b3 & 1…b6 chess openings
00:17 Game-1: 1.b3 e5
01:37 Common idea to control the b2-g7 diagonal
03:23 Launching a powerful kingside attack
04:38 Game-2: 1…b6 as Black
06:31 Common attacking idea for Black
07:58 Game-3: 1.b3 d5
09:26 Powerful tactical trick for the win
10:01 How do GMs play blitz really well?
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