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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Owen’s Defense, a royal fork

Today’s blog entry is from an online tournament game. Black plays the Owen Defense, which I have not encountered before. When an unusual move takes me out of my opening, I play to develop with emphasis on the center. Black’s 9th move is overly aggressive and permits a tactical attack. Black makes a pair of defensive blunders and the game ends quickly.

The variations and move symbols are Houdini’s (1.5 w32), diagnosed with ‘Scid vs PC’ at 10 seconds per ply. The verbal comments are my thoughts during the game and my interpretations of the analysis provided by Houdini. The score chart is at the bottom of this entry.

When faced with an early departure from your memorized opening, do not panic but do develop as quick as possible.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ralph! I see your post, i'm searching more information about this openning, in combination with 4.., g6. Is very interesting... The Owen's Defense have a contact point with BogoIndian defense, Queen Indian Defense and Nimzo Indian. I like c5's (like a kan's sicilian) & f5's idea (Dutch!?).

    The order movement, with 1 e4, to give a excelent target, more "real" that e4's square.

    Thanks for shared your experience in your game. Scid is powerfull and software libre :D