Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...b6

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Owen's Defence
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.e4 b6
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

1. e4 b6? Owen's Defense[edit | edit source]

1...b6[edit | edit source]

The Owen's Defence, named after John Owen, is a very rare and uncommon response to the King’s pawn game as white can easily control the centre with 3. d4 and usually black fianchettos the light-squared bishop, the Owen’s defence is still popular among club players and this opening can be transposed to an English opening or other lines.

White generally responds to Owen's Defence with 2. d4, preparing to take over the centre.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

1.e4 b6

2 3 4
d4
Bb7
Bd3
Nf6
Qe2
e6
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References[edit | edit source]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.