Originally posted by wittywonka
Owen's Defense (1. e4 b6)
Robatsch Defense (1. e4 g6)
For any of you who have played one or both of these defenses, what is your opinion of either of them? How would you compare/contrast them?
Well, I use an early bishop fianchett o similar to robatsch.
To start off, it is much less efficient if you do 1 e4 g6 ... because 2 e5 bg7 cuts off the bishop immediately.
Against 1 e4 I start 1 d6.
The robatsch is good for undermining center control. I have lost less than 5 times with black on this site using the early fianchetto