Foxy 195: 1...b6 A Dynamic Universal Repertoire Part 1, Owen's Defence
by International Master Andrew Martin
Owen's Defence; 1.e4 b6 2.d4 e6
1...b6 repertoire combines The Owen's (Part 1) and The English (Part 2) Defense. Start the game attacking e4 with Bb7, Bb4, f5, Qh4, & Nf6. Black uses minor pieces to attack the centre and dismantle it with pawn breaks f5, d5, & c5
A lifetime repertoire that you don't need a lifetime to learn. Black scores between 51% to 65% in overall line. 1...b6 is not well know which allows the possibility for your opponent to go wrong. Easy plan to follow, just attack e4.
1...b6 has been played on the highest level which includes: Grandmasters Carlsen, Nakamura, Nepominachtchi, Firouzja, Kamsky and Kramnik.
Running Time 2 hours 50 mins
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