|Moves: 1.e4 b6|
|ECO code: B00|
|Parent: King's Pawn Opening|
1. e4 b6? Owen's DefenseEdit
The Owen's Defence, named after John Owen, is a very rare and uncommon response to the King’s pawn game as white can easily control the centre with 3. d4 and usually black fianchettos the light-squared bishop, the Owen’s defence is still popular among club players and this opening can be transposed to an English opening or other lines.
White generally responds to Owen's Defence with 2. d4, preparing to take over the centre.
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