Hi there all chesslovers!
I have noticed that Owens-defence is played a lot again! It have not been “in the mode” for a while, but it is a strategical way of getting far away from all the bookish games. And, besides, it serves it purposes as a “surprice” in blitz-games. It is, perhaps wisely, said that one should not ananlyze these blitz-games with that much attention, but let’s give it a short shot!
Lets take a short look at how to meet this opening as white – and this from the side: “you have to make a functional plan”. At least somewhat “functional”.
My opponent is not to be mentioned but the game took place in a VIP-tournament. I, “mikethepike” played white.
Conclusion: Well, not that many. But the “stealthed” bishop is quite funny – for white that is.
Greetings from Sweden in springtimes!