Original and aggressive: 1...b6 for practical players
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Nigel Davies: Original and aggressive: 1...b6 for practical players
The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
• Video running time: 4 h 39 min (English) • With interactive training including video feedback • Exclusive training database with 50 essential games • Including ChessBase Reader
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and chess teacher based in the UK. A popular presenter of DVDs, he is known for his entertaining style and clear explanations of strategy.
Davies has been an International Grandmaster since 1993 and is a former British Open Quickplay and U21 Champion. He has extensive experience with Closed Sicilian type positions having played them for most of his chess career.