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|Jan-07-15|| ||OhioChessFan: ** Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest **
Conducted by the Legendary <chessmoron> and hosted at Graceland, home of Elvis. Click on Elvis for details.
|Jan-31-15|| ||Penguincw: Uh, thanks for "acknowledging" one of my posts on the Memorable Quotes page. Not sure what for, but thanks...|
|Feb-01-15|| ||moronovich: <Penguincw: Uh, thanks for "acknowledging" one of my posts on the Memorable Quotes page. Not sure what for, but thanks...>|
You are welcome 1
If you read your post again you will see,that after Bxf6,there is only half
of the bishoppair left ;)
Cheers <Penguincw>, no harm intended.
|Feb-04-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <moronovich> Happy birthday!|
|Feb-04-15|| ||wordfunph: <moronovich> Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-16-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Here's another forum with some interesting puzzles:
|Feb-16-15|| ||moronovich: Thank you <OCF> !
And I am aware of it.But nice of you to mention it.
|Feb-27-15|| ||FSR: Happy very belated birthday! What, if I may ask, was the refutation of 1...b6 that you and Miles found?|
|Feb-27-15|| ||FSR: Incidentally, you may be interested to know that Cyrus Lakdawala has just come out with a book <1...b6: Move by Move>. http://www.everymanchess.com/displa...|
|Feb-27-15|| ||moronovich: Thanks <FSR> !
Iīll just take it from the top of my head,so forgive me if the move order isnīt entirely correct,but often/sometimes, it is not that important in Owens
d2-Nc6.8.a3-d6.9.0-0,0-0.10.Re1-Rc8 and White will follow with b4(!!) and Bb2 where Black is positionally busted,simply lacking
space and counterplay.
There are many deviations off course but both setups were the ones we considered best and most principled.And we didnīt believe in an early d5 from black,as some theorists do.
I hope this may give you some ideas,but I have given up upon the whole project as I searched for something sustainable and everlasting.
But practically it works as the majorite of the white players(under a certain strenght)dont know it,so it is definately worth a gamble,at least sometimes..
All the best and thanks for stopping by.
|Feb-27-15|| ||FSR: <moronovich> Thanks! The "marketplace" certainly seems to agree: Opening Explorer shows 1...b6 languishing in tenth place out of Black's 20 legal moves. FWIW, Houdini 3 doesn't think White has anything special there, and also slightly prefers ...d5 to ...d6. But until someone shows me a good plan for Black, I'm with you. I'd much rather be White. Maybe Lakdawala will enlighten me. Of course, if one doesn't like 3...e6 Black can always "go Hippo" with 3...g6 or even try 3...Nc6!? Opening Explorer|
|Feb-27-15|| ||FSR: Incidentally, although I'm sure you know this stuff, I discussed the two busts to 3...f5? at length in my comment to R Hills vs T J Carr, 1983, and also at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20....|
|Feb-27-15|| ||moronovich: Thanks for responding and yet so quickly ! It must be late or very very early in your place.But charming to think about it as right now Mr.Chang is singing at the caraoekebar in Tokyo and all the suhshibars are erady for the big rush as the Colonel may be enjoying his early evening Chardonnay...;)|
Miles and moro was back in 93 and the
engines have developed astronomously(is that a word?),but I could imagine that some of them dont understand the subtleties in the Owens,like they often dont do in the Berlin.They are still better in the open positions I suppose.
Re:the Hippo.One of my good friends,a decent Grandmaster, said it was among his colleaques almost common knowledge that in the Hippo the best setup for white is with 3 pawns edf,or edc.Otherwise white doesnt have much.
But it is still a pity Owens doesnt seem to hold Water.Chess would be richer if it was good enough.
"It is such a logic move"
Tony Miles on b6,Bb7
|Feb-27-15|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: <FSR> If Black wants to try ...Nc6, the right line probably isn't 3...Nc6, but rather 3...Nf6 4.Qe2 and only then 4...Nc6 5.c3 e5.|
I never played that line much myself, but GM Blatny had OK results with it: Repertoire Explorer: Pavel Blatny (black)
|Feb-27-15|| ||moronovich: Hiī<Switch> !
I still like your refutation of the Owens : 1.g3 !! ;)
|Feb-28-15|| ||FSR: I received Lakdawala's book today. He recommends this line: Opening Explorer, which was pioneered by Miles(!), who apparently played it very successfully. Maybe 1...b6 is better than you think!|
|Feb-28-15|| ||Shams: <FSR> How much of Lakdawala's book covers 1.c4 b6? Danny King's book is out of date.|
|Feb-28-15|| ||FSR: <Shams> Pages 232-372.|
|Feb-28-15|| ||FSR: In response to the line I mentioned, Houdini 3 recommends 10.Nxc4 Nxc4 11.e5! as leading to a +0.4 advantage, but astonishingly, Lakdawala doesn't bother mentioning 11.e5! (He just gives 11.Bxc4 Bxe4, remarking that it "isn't such a bad deal for Black, who traded a wing pawn for a more valuable central one. Black equalized, G. Sosonko-G. Welling, Dutch League 1994.") Not even mentioning the line preferred by Houdini is analytical malpractice in this day and age. I hope that this isn't typical of the book. In practice, White has scored only 50% with the move, but in just seven games. Interestingly, no one has played the pawn-losing 11...d5, Houdini's first choice.|
|Mar-01-15|| ||moronovich: <<FSR: I received Lakdawala's book today. He recommends this line: Opening Explorer, which was pioneered by Miles(!), who apparently played it very successfully. Maybe 1...b6 is better than you think>|
Thanks a lot <FSR> !
This is highly interesting and relevant.And perhaps good news for Owens defence,as a whole...!?
I recall I also was toying around with simular ideas,trying to take advantage
of among other things,the weakened b3 square.The weakening f4 square also counts.As if White has to go g3 after a e5 push and Nd5,he canīt be better.
Good news for Owens and luckily bad ;) news for our reputation.So far..
Owens without d6 !?!?--why not,if it works.
IF Owens should be playable at the highest level it would mean a lot to chess as a whole.
|Mar-01-15|| ||FSR: <moronovich> I agree. As you say, it would be great to have a new viable defense to 1.e4 in addition to the usual suspects.|
|Apr-09-15|| ||ketchuplover: I am not here :)|
|Apr-10-15|| ||moronovich: Me neither :)|
|Apr-14-15|| ||WinKing: Hi <moronovich>. <lostemperor> will hold his prediction
contest for the Gashimov Memorial if enough members sign
up. Just wanted to let you know. :)|
|Apr-15-15|| ||moronovich: Thanks <Win King>
And Iīll be there.Just has to make up my mind ;)& good luck to you !
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