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Owen Defense
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A hundred and one bits of living chess theory - a collection of important 1.e4 b6 games! These 101 games feature practical examples of almost all sensible variations in the Owen - not even grandmasters can prepare better than you can with this modern theory collection! Study these games and you'll find yourself a master of the King of Openings!! :)

1.e4 b6 2.g3 Bb7 3.Bg2 Nf6
G Swathi vs Harikrishna, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...f5 4.d3 Nf6
M Olesen vs E Brondum, 1995
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...f5 4.Nc3 g6
N Tungalag vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.f3 e6 4.Be3 d5
Velimirovic vs B Filipovic, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

4...Nf6
Yudasin vs A Nuevo Perez, 1998 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

1.e4 b6 2.Nf3 Bb7 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Nxd5
A Shchekachev vs C Bauer, 2003
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

5.Bc4 Nxc3 6.dxc3 e6 7.Bf4 I
J Gallagher vs Degraeve, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

5.Bc4 Nxc3 6.dxc3 e6 7.Bf4 II
S Knott vs D King, 2006
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.d4 e6 6.Bc4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 d5
Akopian vs C Bauer, 2003
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.e4 b6 2.Nf3 Bb7 3.Nc3 g6!?
B Lalic vs E Kengis, 1997
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Ne7!? 5.Bd3 d6 6.h4 Nd7 7.h5 h6 8.Bf4
A Shchekachev vs A H Wohl, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Wohl Variation, 8.Ne2?!
A Rotstein vs A H Wohl, 2003
(A04) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Wohl Variation, 6.Ne2?!
M Pavlovic vs A H Wohl, 2003
(A04) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bd3 Nd7 6.0-0 g6 7.a4
J Shaw vs A D Martin, 2004
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus Variation, 7.Bg5!?
R Gruettner vs Wang Yue, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus Variation, 7.Re1
N Berry vs D King, 2003
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.Qe2 Nc6 5.c3 e5 6.Nf3 d6 7.0-0 Nd7 8.Ba6
Baklan vs Blatny, 2003
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Blatny Variation, 8.a4 Be7
Shabalov vs Blatny, 2004
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Blatny Variation, 8.a4 a5?!
Kamsky vs Blatny, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Blatny Variation, 8.Na3 Be7
Epishin vs Blatny, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blatny Variation, 8.Na3 h6?!
N Mitkov vs Blatny, 2003
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Blatny Variation, 6...exd4!? 7.e5 Nd5 8.Be4
Lim Yee Weng vs S Glinert, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Blatny Variation, 6.d5
P Varga vs C Bauer, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Qe2 e6 5.Nf3 d5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.0-0 Be7?!
Khalifman vs C Bauer, 2004
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

French Variation, 7...c5! 8.c3 Be7 9.Nbd2 Nc6
D Sermek vs A Minasian, 1996
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

French Variation, 9.a3 a5
G Marcotulli vs K Gawehns, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Variation, 8.Bg5 Qc8 9.Nbd2 h6 10.Be3 cxd4 11.cxd4 Ba6
G Masternak vs D Krzywicki, 1992
(C00) French Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Variation, 12.0-0 Bxd3
Grischuk vs A Minasian, 1999 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

French Variation, 7.Ng5 Be7 8.Qg4 h5 9.Qg3 Nf8
Junior vs Akopian, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Variation, 7.Ng5 Be7 8.Qg4 g6
E Gleizerov vs B Filipovic, 2000
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

French Variation, 7.Ng5 Be7 8.h4
A Kveinys vs K Gawehns, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

French Variation, 7.h4
S Loskamp vs K Gawehns, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

4.Qe2 e6 5.Nf3 c5?!
C Bauer vs A Minasian, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.Nd2 c5 5.dxc5?!
S Atalik vs E Kengis, 1994
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Nd2 e6 5.Ngf3 c5 6.c3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Be7 8.0-0 Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6
T Luther vs Blatny, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.e5?! Nd5 11.Ne4 0-0 12.Bg5
B Belotti vs Miles, 1991
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

12.a3 Nac7 13.Qd3
J Dobos vs B Carlier, 1991
(C00) French Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

12.a3 Nac7 13.Re1
E Peralta vs J Nogueiras, 1992
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

10.Qe2 Nc7 11.d5 d6 12.dxe6 Nxe6 13.Nc4
Van Wely vs Blatny, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.Qe2 Nc7 11.b3?!
J Klovans vs E Kengis, 1990
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

10.a3
I Subasic vs B Filipovic, 1999
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

7...d5 8.e5 Nfd7 9.0-0
Y Schwartz vs Blatny, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

6...Nc6 7.a3 d5 8.e5 Nfd7 9.0-0 a5 10.Re1 c4
M Narciso Dublan vs Lputian, 1996
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 56 moves, 0-1

Lputian Variation, 10...Be7
C Monroy vs Blatny, 2005
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lputian Variation, 10.b3!? Qc8 11.Bb2 Ba6 12.Qe2
A Ivanov vs Blatny, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Exchange Lputian I
Jonkman vs Blatny, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Exchange Lputian II
E Najer vs Blatny, 2002
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Lputian Variation, 9.b4 c4 10.Bc2 b5 11.Nf1 a5
Macieja vs T Polak, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lputian Variation, 9.b4 c4 10.Bc2 b5 11.Ng1?!
G Borgo vs Lputian, 1996
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Lputian Variation, 7.0-0 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nb4 9.Bb1 Ba6 10.Re1 Nd3
J Roselli vs Blatny, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Lputian Variation, 7.0-0 Qc7 8.e5 Nd5
B Reichstein vs Blatny, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Lputian Variation, 7.0-0 Be7 8.Re1 Qc7 9.a3 d5
E Torre vs Larsen, 1977 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 g6?!
Z Gofshtein vs McShane, 2000
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

4...c5 5.Nc3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Nc6 7.Nxc6
R Forster vs Pelletier, 1994
(C00) French Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Variation, 7.Nf3
A Karagiannis vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

5.c3 Nf6 6.Bg5!? h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6
S Rausch vs K Schmitzer, 1993
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 0-1

6.e5 Nd5 7.0-0 Be7 8.a3?!
J Maiwald vs Miles, 1991 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

6.Qe2 Be7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.e5 Nd5 9.dxc5 Bxc5?!
M Dreyer vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

8.e5 Nd5 9. dxc5 bxc5 10. c4 Nb6 11. Nc3 f5?
T Thorhallsson vs H Poettinger, 1996
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Miles Variation, 8.dxc5
A Filipenko vs B Filipovic, 2000 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Miles Variation, 8.a3 Na5 9.Nbd2 c4 10.Bc2 Qc7 11.Re1
R Lau vs H Teske, 1994
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles Variation, 11.Ne5 b5 12.f4 0-0 13.f5?!
L Goldgewicht vs Chabanon, 1995
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Miles Variation, 13.Ng4 Nxg4 14.Qxg4 Nb3 15.Bxb3!? cxb3 16.f5
Dorfman vs Miles, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Miles Variation, 15.Bxb3!? cxb3 16.e5
D Senechaud vs G Welling, 1998
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles Variation, 15.Rb1
Kiril Georgiev vs Miles, 1992
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.a3 g6
R Martin del Campo vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1998
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 d5 6.exd5 exd5?!
H Namyslo vs R Lau, 1996 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

6.e5!? Ne4 7.0-0?! Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bxc3 9.Rb1 Nc6
C Joecks vs M Weyrich, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Minsk Gambit, 8...Bxc3 9.Rb1 Bd5 10.Ng5? Qe7
V Aveskulov vs Blatny, 2004
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Minsk Gambit, 8...Bxc3 9.Rb1 Bd5 10.Ng5? Bxd4
G Lorscheid vs A Czebe, 1999
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Minsk Gambit, 8...Be7?!
Akopian vs Speelman, 1998
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.e5!?
K Pommerening vs G Matrisch, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.Bd2 Bxc3 9.bxc3 0-0
M Caposciutti vs N Giffard, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.Bd2 Bxc3 9.Bxc3 Nbd7
Mikhalchishin vs Gurgenidze, 1981
(A04) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.Bd2 Bxc3 9.Bxc3 0-0
B Zueger vs B Filipovic, 2002
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 0-0
Bareev vs C Bauer, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Qxd5 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Nbd7
J Vatnikov vs Gurgenidze, 1995
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Keene Variation, 6.Qe2 d5 7.exd5 Nxd5?! 8.Bd2 Nd7
G Marcotulli vs K Gawehns, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, 7...Nxd5?! 8.Bd2 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Be7 10.0-0?!
E Mortensen vs Keene, 1976  
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Keene Variation, 10.h4 Nd7 11.Rh3
A Kovalev vs A Minasian, 1996
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Keene Variation, 10.h4 Nd7 11.Kf1?!
Paschall vs A Ivanov, 2000
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 d5?!
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1994
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, main line, 9...d5?! 10.exd5 Bxd5 11.Ne5 Qg5
M V M Santos vs E Limp, 2001
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 0-1

Keene Variation, main line, 9...d5?! 10.e5 Qe7
V Onyshchuk vs V Lilov, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene Variation, main line, 9...d6 10.Rb1?!
Zhang Jundi vs Huang Yicheng, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 Qg6 11.f4 f5 12.Qf3 Qf7 13.d5
Ilincic vs B Filipovic, 1997
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 Qg6 11.f4 f5 12.Qf3 Qf7 13.Rae1?!
E Tsuboi vs E Limp, 2000
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 g5 11.Qe2 e5 12.Qe3 Nd7
K Nikolaidis vs A Minasian, 1998
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 a5
G Marcotulli vs K Gawehns, 2002
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 g5 11.e5?!
R Akhayan vs M Jadoul, 2003
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Main line, 9...d6 10.Nd2 e5 11.f4 exd4?! 12.e5 dxe5 13.Qh5
C Ionescu vs Smyslov, 1986 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Main line, 11...exd4?! 12.e5 dxe5 13.Ne4 Qe7
D Feletar vs Lputian, 2002
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Qg5 14.Nf3 Bxf3?! 15.Qxf3?
N Berry vs Plaskett, 2001
(A04) Reti Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Qg5 14.Nf3 Bxf3?! 15.Rxf3
O Sepp vs J Vetemaa, 1995
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, 14...Qe3+ 15.Kh1 0-0 16.cxd4 c5?!
R Dautov vs E Kengis, 1989
(A04) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

16...Nd7 17.Nh4 Qg5 18.Qe1 Rae8 19.Qf2 Bd5 20.c4 Bb7 21.Bf5?!
Tkachiev vs A Minasian, 1995
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

16...Nd7 17.Nh4 Qg5 18.Qe1 Rae8 19.Qf2 Bd5 20.c4 Bb7 21.Rae1
O Rause vs M Hansen, 1998
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Main line, 11.f4 Qe7 12.Qg4 g6?
I Jakic vs B Filipovic, 2001
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Main line, 11.f4 Qe7 12.Qg4 0-0
A David vs C Bauer, 2005
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Main line, 11.f4 Qe7 12.fxe5 dxe5 13.Bb5+ c6
E Maljutin vs Kramnik, 1990
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Conclusion. Owen is a forced win for Black!!! :-))
Glek vs T Polak, 2002 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

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