Larsen Opening

The Larsen Opening, which is an immediate “1.b3”, is not a popular opening. However, it is probably better than its reputation and is quite playable. It doesn’t occur commonly in master games (or in club play), but was a useful weapon in the past for Danish super-grandmaster Bent Larsen, giving the opening its most common name.

Diagram: Larsen Opening (b3 Opening)

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