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IMIshaanSP

Hello
I have been doing some research but am unable to find our which is "better" the G6 Modern Defence or E6/B6 Defence. I am looking for something that is good overall such as tactics, attacks, pawn structures, positions etc., and something that will help even in the higher rating range.
Thx

tygxc

Both are OK.

darkunorthodox88

you can play 1.g6 and 1.b6 agaisnt almost anything and it can simplify slightly some things, but you have to understand that the nuances of different cousin defenses matter.
a kid, modern, pirc, and dragon sicilian have very different flavors despite surface similarities, likewise as a 1.b6 player agaisnt almost anything, i can tell you that, QID, owen's , english defense and some of the early f5 lines with b6 in them have completely different feels.

Alchessblitz

On 1) e4 b6 2) d4 Bb7 they should have this variant in mind 3) Bd3 f5 4) exf5 Bxg2 5) Qh5+ g6 6) fxg6 Nf6 7) gxh7+ Nxh5 8) Bg6 # so probably they will play 3) Bd3

darkunorthodox88
Alchessblitz wrote:

On 1) e4 b6 2) d4 Bb7 they should have this variant in mind 3) Bd3 f5 4) exf5 Bxg2 5) Qh5+ g6 6) fxg6 Nf6 7) gxh7+ Nxh5 8) Bg6 # so probably they will play 3) Bd3

its kind of pointless advise. No one plays 3.f5 in the owens, even if they did, , they would play 6...bg7 instead

maafernan

Hi!

I play both king's fianchetto and queen's fianchetto. I agree with #3. The choice in your case would depend on the type of middle game you like. But have in mind 1...g6 has a higher reputation than 1...b6 amongst opening theoreticians. If you are interested in my experience,

I wrote on 1...g6 in the following post you might check out: https://www.chess.com/blog/maafernan/opening-repertoire-the-modern-defense

On the other hand I wrote also a post on 1. b3, which you may think as 1...b6 a tempo up:

https://www.chess.com/blog/maafernan/opening-repertoire-the-nimzowitsch-larsen-attack

Good luck!

Regalbeginning

Play the modern then. Far more resources on the modern than b6 lines. But Gotham chess does have a course on the b6.

Practical-Play

b6 is nonsense against e4 maybe decent against other openings but g6 is good vs everything

g6 imo

darkunorthodox88
Practical-Play wrote:

b6 is nonsense against e4 maybe decent against other openings but g6 is good vs everything

g6 imo

why?