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Re: [B20] 1. e4 c5 2. b3
Reply #2 - 06/18/18 at 21:12:31
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There's a new book out.

Covers 2. b3 against the French and Caro as well.

https://www.newinchess.com/sabotaging-the-sicilian-french-and-caro-kann-defenses...

As well as 1. e4 c5 2. b3 b6 there's also 1. e4 c5 2. b3 e5. One follow up idea is to play d6, Nf6, Be7, Nbd7 with a structure for Black similar to a Breyer and other Spanish lines. There isn't a chapter for 2. .. e5 in the new book.
  
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Re: [B20] 1. e4 c5 2. b3
Reply #1 - 02/04/18 at 10:33:53
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1.e4 c5 2.b3 b6 is hard to meet, eg 3.Bb2 Bb7 4.Nc3 e6 5.Nf3 a6 6.Bd3 d6 7.O-O Nc6 8.Re1 Nf6 or 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Qc7.
  

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[B20] 1. e4 c5 2. b3
02/04/18 at 09:21:00
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This variation looks very playable for White. The Rossolimo Bb5 move and the Grand Prix f4 without Nc3 seems to work best. Nc3 may work well in some cases, but in this one Nbd2 was used. Some good piece play by White was achieved in the following game.

  
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