Avoid theoretical landmines: Play 1.b3!

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We have just published a new book, called Play 1.b3!, written by Russian IM Ilya Odessky.

The popularity of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack is largely based on its surprise value, but 1.b3 is in fact one of White's more logical first moves. By immediatly developing his queen's bishop, White aims at undermining Black's centre, and steers towards an open battle, right from the start. This is an up-to-date book about an offbeat opening with sound and easy-to-learn positional ideas. Odessky writes with a lot of passion and humour. So our advice is: Take your opponent out of his stride at move one, Play 1.b3!
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