Chess Opening Theory/1. b3/1...d5

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. b3 d5

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Classical Variation edit

1. d5 edit

Black's move d5 controls the center and opens up the queenside bishop. This prevents White from playing e4 or Nc3 as the pawn will be taken or the knight kicked respectively.

White can respond with a variety of moves, where most of them lead to the same result, like Bb2 and Nf3.

Theory table edit

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1. b3 d5 2345Analysis
Nimzo-Larsen Attack:

Classical Variation

Bb2
Nf6
e3

e6

Nf3

Be7

d4

O-O

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Nimzo-Larsen Attack:

Classical Variation

by transposition
Nf3
Nf6
Bb2

e6

e3

...

...

...

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References edit

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. {{cite book}}: |edition= has extra text (help)
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.