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Less common defenses to the king pawn opening tend to go their own way.

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Owen Defense/Dbl Fio vs 6 Pawns Attk (B00) 1-0 h-file Spearhead
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike/Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Fool's Mate in 3
W T Mayfield vs W R Trinks, 1959 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 3 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Black grabs two pawns and gets mated
O Smith vs A Bej, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

Famous old miniature. A witty queen sac for a bishop mate.
Greco vs NN, 1619 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 8 moves, 1-0

Two interesting famous men: Rousseau mates Hume with noble N
J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 Remove the Guard next
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 W down the exchange
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 0-1 Blunder drops draw
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense 3...f5 4.f3 (B00) 1-0 Rob the pin & get after 'em!
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 A throw down w/mistakes
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense vs Hungarian g3 (B00) 0-1 Lost tempos
C M Fisher vs Robert Smith, 1873 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 0-1 Deflect the Defender
H Guennewig vs H Alber, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 11 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Don't move pawns when pieces need movin'
Lubomir Cierny vs B Berg, 1993
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Gambit: Poisoned Pawn Var (B00) 1-0 W needs 3 pawn moves
J Roscher vs B Bettermann, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense/Macho Grob Spike takes down a GM!
Speelman vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense 1.e4 g5 (B00) 1-0 This works for W, but be alert
C Stovring vs K Petersen, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense (B00) 1-0 Where did he go wrong?!
Nunn vs M Basman, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

3 Pawns vs Borg Def (B00) 0-1N sac opens file >connected Rs, Q
R Lancaster vs M Basman, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Goldsmith Defense (B00) 0-1 Pin to win and work it over
Fritz vs E F Pecci, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense: Polish (B00) 0-1 Simul upset by Dr. Baker
Steinitz vs J Baker, 1868 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

St. George Def (B00) 0-1 Bizarre. Both sides sac Qs to promote.
L Forgacs vs Maroczy, 1902 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1Vigorous notes by Tony Miles, Keene
Karpov vs Miles, 1980  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense: Polish (B00) 1/2-1/2Team consultation, 200+
Team White vs Team Black, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

St. George Defense 3.c4 bxc4 (B00) 1-0 Q forks f7 & LPDO Bishop
Mackowiak vs Kusiak, 1980 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 5 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def.: Kennedy. Linksspringer Variation (B00) 0-1
D H Campora vs Miles, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy Var. Paulsen Attack (B00) 0-1Side-to-s
Paulsen vs Alapin, 1889 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch, Franco-Nimzowitsch Def (B00) 0-1 Annoying Knight
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Franco-Nimzowitsch 4...b6 (B00) 1-0Black K 0-0-0 stripped of Ps
T Abrahamyan vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Scandinavian. Exchange Var (B00) Tim Taylor e5
O Barbosa vs J Gonzales, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Remove Guard
P Belmondo vs G Gilardi, 1989 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandinavian Advance 3.e5 (B00) 1-0 Bold Q sac
S Smagin vs Sahovic, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

From Fred Reinfeld's "Great Short Games of the Chess Masters"
Kiss vs G Barcza, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Duras Gambit (B00) 1-0 Arabian Mate
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1952 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense (B00) 0-1 Rook robs the back rank defender
S Bibby vs M Basman, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 0-1 Supported check & fork LPDO Bishop
S Vuksanovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 1-0 Doubled isolated pawns are weak
E Torre vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 0-1 IM Martin's recommended move order
Gufeld vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. transposes to Hippo (B00) 1-0 aesthetic or pathetic?
Ivanchuk vs N Gaprindashvili, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Flight of the h-pawn
B De Jong-Muhren vs N Gaprindashvili, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 1-0 Uncastled Black moved too many Ps
N Umudova vs N Gaprindashvili, 2012
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Def: Shamkovich/Hippo (B00) 0-1 N+ busts overworked R
A Stangl vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1? Looks drawish
I Khurtsilava vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Treat passed Ps like criminals
A Wagner-Michel vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 1-0 longer decisive game w/no captures
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 0-1 N fork causes resignation
R Schlindwein vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Black's P shield melts; f6 not so good!
F Manca vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Heavy HEAVY pieces in the center
Blackburne vs Owen, 1890  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Nxf7 sac leads to Philidor's Legacy
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense 4.h4 (B00) 1-0 White's timely h-file action rules
Wolff vs T Wall, 1985 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Borg Defense: Borg Gambit (B00) 1-0 Activate all your pieces
V Petrienko vs J Svatos, 1992 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Minors biting majors
K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense (B00) 1-0 Ns & pawns ending
I Nikolayev vs I Golyak, 2005 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Carr Defense 1.e4 h6 2.b3 e6 (B00) 0-1; Q sac creates a passer
F Babar vs M Basman, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

St. George Defense (B00) 0-1 Pawn Gobblin
N Resika vs A Galaras, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Kennedy Var. Keres Attk (B00) 1-0 Gambiteer I
Keres vs V Mikenas, 1946 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Variation (B00) 1-0 Q sac, discovered+
Motylev vs Glek, 2016 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Guatemala Defense?! (B00) 1-0 Surely this wasn't chess-boxing
E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

Cntr Pawn Duo 3.h4 Borg Def. Troon Gambit (B00) 0-1Both Qs busy
P Giulian vs M Basman, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Lean Variation. Colorado Counter Accepted
Silman vs D Root, 1979 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Kennedy Variation. Bielefelder Gambit (B00
J Willemsen vs J Perrenet, 1982
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: French Connection (B00) аиа 0-1
Darcy Lima vs Miles, 1995 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

English Defense: Kangaroo (B00) 0-1 Kside battery
Bronstein vs Miles, 1975 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 72 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Bogoljubow Var. Heinola-Deppe Gambit
J Dourerassou vs B Taddei, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

St. George Defense: New St. George. Sanky-Georg Gambit (B00)1/2
Cetin Sel vs R Nokes, 1982
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch Defense: Mikenas Var (B00) 1-0 R sac fails
Y Marrero Lopez vs P Mascaro March, 2004 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Exchange (B00) 1-0 Pin, Kside blast
M Sixtensson vs G West, 1986 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense / French, Advance (B00) 0-1 Capture sequence
Y Schwartz vs Blatny, 2000 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Scandi. Bogoljubow Var (B00) 1-0 Dbl N sac
Keres vs A Raudvere, 1936 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Spearhead on 8th
K Visweswaran vs J Gonzales, 2005 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Advance 3.e5 (B00) 0-1 AN notes
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1920  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Simul tour game w/en prise rooks
Steinitz vs W Potter, 1871 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

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