15123 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
In response to post #5:
1.d4 b6? 2.e4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nge2. Now standard Owen strategy fails. Playing ...Bb4 and ...d5 just leads to a bad French for Black. Therefore, after 5...c5, White plays the gambit, 6.d5, with a far more significant advantage than the traditional "nagging edge" that you get for being White.
Please explain the gambit. Clearly the d pawn is weak but I don't really see why this position is so good for white:
#26 - You have got to be kidding me. 10.O-O! and what does Black have? For example, 10...Be7 11.Qh5 Nc6 12.Re1 Nd4 13.Bd2 and White is significantly better. What is Black going to do? 13...Kf8? (You sure as hell can't castle as that's mate in 1!)
Here is the game i referenced in an earlier posting. Having played this for the first time, i was a bit surprised as well with it but the ending was pretty nice.
I use the Owen's in blitz sometimes when I want to play a french structure against someone I know plays the exchange. It's not as good as a proper french defense (too slow), but it does get a nice structure.
Magnus Carlsen or Fabiano Caruana
by Chessattackman a few minutes ago
The Right moves for the wrong reasons!
by hapless_fool 3 minutes ago
Chess channels recommendable for those who want to improve.
by InfiniteFlash 7 minutes ago
Tactics Trainer Problem Difficulty
by JWestlake 7 minutes ago
Online chess ratings - Timeouts and cheaters
by hapless_fool 10 minutes ago
Reproduction and Real Jaques of London Chess Set
by ROBB_CHESS 14 minutes ago
9/20/2014 - Going For The Touchdown
by akalakaboo 16 minutes ago
Mid/low blitz 'gambling' play style
by MrEscobar 18 minutes ago
Beat 1500+ (I'm under 900) ELO. What do you think?
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 19 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by josiah777 40 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!