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1.b3


  • 11 months ago · Quote · #1

    cll3

    im thinking about using this opening are there any traps with it?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #2

    Casual_Joe

    Have you thought about 1 b4 instead?  Similar idea but more energetic.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #3

    cll3

    yeah not as much of a fan since i usually have to stop and play a3 along with that.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #4

    Rdctd

    Not necessarily traps but it can afford you a lot of strategic advantage if black does not respond appropriately. 

    Here's a good GM analysis of the opening (it covers the three main lines fairly indepth) which I found to be quite helpful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ZQnlIJJKM

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #5

    cll3

    thank you Rdct

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #6

    quietvolcano

    How about this?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #7

    cll3

    im looking for something after this position.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #8

    quietvolcano

    I don't know. Anyone?

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #9

    Zesh26

    @cll3: Black can play Re8 and push the pawn whilst White can try c4. These are the two ideas that came to mind and I quickly played them out.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #10

    cll3

    here's a pawn winning trick it happens alot.

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #11

    KarolusMagnus

    If you think that a3 has any place in 1.b4 then you don't know enough about the opening

  • 11 months ago · Quote · #12

    cll3

    yeah i never really took an interest in b4... maybe i will at some point.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #13

    cll3

    actually i just saw a game where Timur Gareev play a3 with b4...

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #14

    Zesh26

    There is nothing wrong with playing a3.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #15

    cll3

    u could get a crazy bullet idea and push b4 b5 b6 and damage blacks queenside pawn structure...

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #16

    StrategicPlay

    I've been wanting to play this as well. 

    And qv (quietvolcano), I'd play 5. c3

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #17

    cll3

    4.c3 looks better.lol.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #18

    StrategicPlay

    cll3 wrote:

    4.c3 looks better.lol.

    Now, I exactly meant that. 

    Just a general miscalculation of numerical values of move numbers, causing seemingly no harm to any individual, community or society, camouflauged by obviousness, largely dependent on the sleepiness of the poster. 

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #19

    HelperoftheHopeless

    This is a common trap, and even if the opponent doesn't fall for it, the position is still very playable. The opening itself is definitely not a bad option, positional in style.




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