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

B00 King's pawn Opening without 1... e5, 1... d5, 1... Nf6, 1... g6, 1... d6, 1... c6, 1... c5. (includes Nimzowitsch Defence, St. George Defence, Owen's Defence, Hippopotamus Defence, Fred Defence and others)

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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

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

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

Owen Def. Matovinsky Gambit (B00) 1-0 6...Bg7 Out of business
G den Broeder vs W Wegener, 1982 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 17 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 (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: 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 Defense: Mikenas Var (B00) 1-0 BF blasts foe
Fischer vs Tom Schuch, 1964 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

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, 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 Defense: French Connection (B00) аиа 0-1
Darcy Lima vs Miles, 1995 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 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 Def: Breyer Var (B00) 0-1 Rare X-ray+
Euwe vs Breyer, 1921 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

Nimzowitsch 2...d5 Scandi. Bogoljubow Var. Nimzowitsch G (B00)
Kudrin vs E Formanek, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 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 
(A00) Uncommon 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 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1? Looks drawish
I Khurtsilava vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Owen Def. / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Treat passed Ps like criminals
A Wagner-Michel vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 1-0 longer decisive game w/no captures
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(A00) Uncommon 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Nimzo Gambit (B00) 1-0
Milner-Barry vs J Mieses, 1935 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

St. George Def. (B00) 0-1Rare extended fianchetto on BOTH sides
Z Plecsko vs S Biro, 1997 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandinavian. Bogoljubow, Nimzowitsch G. (B00)
J Barle vs R Knaak, 1975 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Kside perpetual elements
A Tate vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

St. George Defense: Polish Var (B00) 1-0 Overworked pawn
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Pawns gain time on pieces
E Can vs N Sakr, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Blatny Var (B00) 1-0 Knights on the rim
E Can vs D Lomsadze, 2010 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

G142: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games, Edited by Colin Leach
Gligoric vs J Rosenstein, 1963 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def Williams Var/Mikenas (B00) 1-0 Overloaded Q
Karpov vs Lutikov, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch Def. Scandi. Bogoljubow Var. Nimzo G (B00) 1-0 R EG
I Raud vs Prins, 1937 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Reversed Leningrad Dutch (B00) 0-1 Unusual and Eventful
D Moskovic vs S Collins, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Var (B00) 1-0 Common unpin trap
E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs NN, 1988 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

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