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Lines with ...b6: English Defence [A40 & A50], Owen's Defence [B00]
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4.Bd3 english defence
1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Bd3
4...Nc6 5.Ne2 Nb4 6.Nbc3 Nxd3+ 7.Qxd3 is +=
4...Bb4+ 5.Bd2 is also +=
So, does 4...f5 work? In the main line, 5.exf5 Bxg2 6.Qh5+ g6 7.fxg6 Bg7 etc, is bla...

Started 04/25/11 at 11:30:19 by slughouse
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By: BenkoFan
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1. ...b6 for practical players DVD
What will he prupose against the Suba/Kosten/Marin/Davies/Carlsted/D'Costa-English-Set-up (1. c4 2.g3) ?
Original and aggressive: 1. ...b6
for practical players
by Nigel Davies

Started 06/26/15 at 21:08:43 by alyechin
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By: BenkoFan
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owen defence
I want to ask opinions about the best plan against 1.e4 b6 as white.I played some times 1.b3 as white and I see this defence is a solid defence,even maybe passive,having similarities with french defen...

Started 07/03/14 at 23:04:33 by dimis (Ex Member)
7 8610 Last Post 07/16/14 at 16:38:04
By: Lou_Cyber
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Question in the English Defence
What do you recommend in the line 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bd3 f5 6.f3(?) I can't find it covered in King's book. Thanks in advance.

Started 01/06/11 at 02:12:35 by slughouse
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By: linksspringer
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Owen's Defence: Literature Check
Evening all,
I'm looking for some resources to start adding 1...b6 to my repertoire for the future. I have Odessky's book on the English Defence, and the Bauer "Play 1...b6" book is an obvious ch...

Started 08/13/09 at 14:12:20 by CraigEvans
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By: HgMan
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English Defence - Books question
Hi all,
I have a copy of Daniel King's book on the English Defence and also own Bauer's "Play 1. ..-b6". Can anyone tell me if it's useful to purchase Odessky's book on the same opening as well? ...

Started 01/15/10 at 10:41:19 by René
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By: Keano
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Owen Whole Hog Variation
I'm tilting at windmills a little here in asking for help with little info to provide...
Almost 15 years ago, I was introduced to the Whole Hog Variation of the Owen in Ireland.  I don't remember...

Started 01/07/09 at 17:57:18 by HgMan
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By: Bonsai
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English/Owen move orders
Having posted on the Owen under 1.e4 ..., I realize this is where I should have done so.
I am interested in the various move orders that can lead to the English and Owen.  Most books and sources ...

Started 05/20/09 at 11:55:04 by HgMan
3 4775 Last Post 05/23/09 at 17:53:12
By: HgMan
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1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 Nf6!? 4.Nd2! Nc6!?
Below is considered the line 1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 Nf6!? 4.Nd2! and now 4…Nc6!? as an alternative to the `French approach' starting out with 3…e6 and/or 4…e6.
After 4…Nc6!!? White has three v...

Started 03/17/09 at 08:27:44 by hiperburn
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By: hiperburn
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English 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.a3
In the English I have been looking at 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.a3. My main source was the old 1987 Keene, Plaskett & Tisdall book (which is actually a good book, see my comment on not all Keene books being b...

Started 03/04/09 at 08:39:58 by Bonsai
5 6535 Last Post 03/09/09 at 11:15:26
By: Dink Heckler
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Now he's REALLY flipped! -- Owen's TN on move 4?
In the position after 1 e4 b6 2 d4 Bb7 3 Bd3 Nf6 4 Nc3, late one night after -- honest! -- only a couple of drinks, I began to wonder about the rather bizarre 4 ...b5!?. There seems to be no obvious r...

Started 02/05/09 at 01:08:50 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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English Defence repetoire, 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3
I play the French Defence mostly against 1.e4. I have enjoyed playing the English Defence against 1.d4 and 1.c4 recently, with decent results. I was never really happy with anything I'd previously pla...

Started 09/06/08 at 15:14:51 by RandomPatzer
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By: Hannes Langrock
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How good or bad is English defense ?
I saw a new book published by Russian Chess House on e6-b6 or English defense. They also claim that if white play e4, then he/she loses 7/10 games !!
What do you think ? If this defense works, no...

Started 02/23/08 at 14:44:39 by saubhikr
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By: Michael Ayton
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Dangerous line in the English Defense
After two, too easy wins in a quick tournament (15 minutes) without moving my clock, I asked myself some questions how this was possible  Roll Eyes.
1)d4 b6 2)Nc3 e6 3)e4 Bb7 4)Bd3 Bb4 5)Nge2 c5 6)a3 B...

Started 02/28/08 at 23:39:40 by pumi
5 5858 Last Post 03/21/08 at 18:35:48
By: pumi
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English Defence - Queen sac
In the chesspublishing August 2007 update (Daring Defences) Glenn Flear analysed Kobylkin-Pilavov
1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.e4 Bb7 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bd3 f5 6.Qe2 Nf6 7.Bg5 fxe4 8.Bxe4 Nxe4 9.Bxd8 Nxc3 10.Qh5 g...

Started 11/15/07 at 13:11:02 by Matemax
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By: Matemax
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English Defence Odessky's book
I need this book but I don't know where I can find it
Thanks in advance for any help

Started 08/22/07 at 05:31:57 by casa2022
3 4765 Last Post 08/22/07 at 10:53:51
By: casa2022
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Qf6-f4 in Owens Defense
What do folks think of Qf6-f4 in the following variations in Owens' Defense?
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. 0-0 Bxc3 9. bc Nc6 10. e5 Qf4!? (instead ...

Started 04/15/07 at 07:33:25 by thegoldenband
1 1890 Last Post 05/03/07 at 17:23:55
By: thegoldenband
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Owen Defence - late easter egg!
Owen Defence - easter egg 2007
Dear Michael,
I am sorry that I am little late with my EASTER EGG for OWEN fans.
1.  e4   b6
2.  d4   e6
3. Nf3   Bb7
4.Bd3   c5

Started 04/21/07 at 17:54:56 by SutterCane
3 2795 Last Post 04/25/07 at 17:03:18
By: SutterCane
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1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5
...after I posted that I remembered that 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 might be a better way to achieve the Dragadorf without allowing the GPA with 2...d6, however I still have a few concerns. I'm not Black has...

Started 12/12/06 at 00:49:46 by Glenn Snow
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By: Glenn Snow
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1.e4 b6; 2.Bc4  Help Please
I'm a  D class player.  I like to play the English Defense, but when white places bishops f4 or c4 I get in trouble.   I've gotten some help in another thread with the Bf4 scheme, but I'm hop...

Started 03/15/07 at 20:31:30 by Kaissa
5 5004 Last Post 03/21/07 at 14:12:27
By: Willempie
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