Is there a sharp line I can use against 1...b6 if I play 1.e4?

melvinbluestone

   Anytime white begins with e4 and black replies with flank moves, like b6, it's fertile ground for 'sharp' stuff. 3...g6 is a solid idea for black, planning to fianchetto the other bishop and control the center from the hinterlands. White's most energetic continuation may be 4.f4, with all kinds complications following after 4...f5. Czech grandmaster Pavel Blatny plays this line a lot as black, with mixed results. I checked out a bunch of his games, and this one was pretty amusing.....

    I have to throw in one of my own tries against this annoying 2...b6 thing. This differs from most of my games in that I actually won this one!

 

Smabye

@bahubali371 same

MickinMD

I faced the Owen Defense once in the game below where I decided that if my opponent didn't want to control the center and threaten my position I would do it - my same attitude against the Modern Defense or Pirc Defense.  I started a Pawn Storm right up the middle, won a piece, got greedy and sloppy and ended up losing the game.  But the opening idea is, I think, sound:

 

Hadron

Play the Naselwaus Gambit (3.Bg5)!

Firstcomment

Owens blows ... early d5 by white blows it all to smithereens 

TwoMove

It is curious a NM seems most worried by 1...b6 against 1.e4.

Smabye

@TwoMove when did the NM say that

TwoMove

In the first comment frustrated.png, but ok is really a problem to get sharp play against 1e4 b6, as opposed to anything else.

Smabye

The NM never specifically said that he/she feared 1...b6 the most lol nice try

celery8

what did the NM even say surprise.png I seem to not be able to see it anymore...

Smabye

exactly surprise.png

TwoMove

Guess it's true american's don't do irony,  even used an emoticon as clue wasn't being serious lol.

As another wild guess maybe he said what is in title of thread surprise.png

Alliswell998
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Alliswell998
Smabye wrote:

@bahubali371 same

same

Alliswell998
celery8 wrote:

what did the NM even say I seem to not be able to see it anymore...

what son DX

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darkunorthodox88
MickinMD wrote:

I faced the Owen Defense once in the game below where I decided that if my opponent didn't want to control the center and threaten my position I would do it - my same attitude against the Modern Defense or Pirc Defense.  I started a Pawn Storm right up the middle, won a piece, got greedy and sloppy and ended up losing the game.  But the opening idea is, I think, sound:

 

c5? is a well known error for black in this. the natural d5 is what should be played.