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8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 c7 pd d7 pd e7 pd f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd 7
6 a6 b6 pd c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 pl f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 pl e2 f2 pl g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 ql e1 kl f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl 1
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Owen’s Defense.


The Owen’s Defense is an uncommon chess opening that starts with the moves

  1. e4 b6

Black plays the move b6 to prepare to fianchetto the bishop to b7 on the next move. However, white can occupy the center with pawns. Also, compared to the Modern Defense (1. e4 g6), it will be harder to add pressure by playing f5 than it is in the Modern Defense with c5 because f5 weakens the kingside. The most common second move to the Owen’s Defense for white is d4, and then for black it is Bb7 because that was Black’s whole point of playing b6.

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