Take GM Miloje Ratkovic’s latest: Owen’s Defense Complete System. A 10-hour long video training that goes into the most popular lines arising from 1…b6, especially the ones that White is most expected to play. GM Ratkovic also covers the scope of Owen’s Defense against other openings such as 1.d4 and 1.g3.
Seriously? 1…b6 after White’s chest-puffed-out 1.e4?
That’s Owen’s Defense for you.
Hypermodern at best – that is, teaches you chess fundamentals.
Gives White an unrefuted opening to deal with.
What’s more… you are playing for a win this time.
No perpetual checks or dried-out positions.
You are going for asymmetrical and unpredictable structures.
If your lower-rated opponent does not know the correct lines to go for, they WILL end up in front of the mating cannonball sooner or later.
You? Well, you have got two choices:
1. Become the cannon fodder yourself.
2. Take GM Miloje Ratkovic’s latest: Owen’s Defense Complete System.
A 10-hour long video training that goes into the most popular lines arising from 1…b6, especially the ones that White is most expected to play.
GM Ratkovic also covers the scope of Owen’s Defense against other openings such as 1.d4 and 1.g3.
(Just to note: this opening rocks against closed openings.)
A sneak peek inside the training:
- 1.g3 conundrum. What if White opens with 1.g3? Black cannot play 1…b6 here. If he does, he puts his innocent rook in danger. Let GM Ratkovic show you Black’s best response to this. Hint: this is not Owen’s Defense.
- Unconventional structure. You got to be brave when you are an Owen’s Defense player. Or you are leaving those “opportunities” on the board – like opening up the king! What about the king’s safety? Follow GM Ratkovic’s advice here.
- Long diagonals seige. Yes, you start by giving White complete central control but in the long run, your bishop on b6 is going to become a monster. Add the queen into the equation and a timely knight, do you see how powerful Black’s position can get? More in Chapters 7–9.
Why play Owen’s Defense as Black?
Simple – to befuddle your opponent out of his preparation. Trust me, they are expecting you to play the Sicilian when they play 1.e4. This training will help you with that.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. 3.Bd3 I
Chapter 3. 3.Bd3 II
Chapter 4. 3.Bd3 III
Chapter 5. 3.Bd3 IV
Chapter 6. 3.Nd2
Chapter 7. 3.Nc3 I
Chapter 8. 3.Nc3 II
Chapter 9. 3.Nc3 III
Chapter 10. d4, c4, Nc3, e4 I
Chapter 11. d4, c4, Nc3, e4 II
Chapter 12. d4, c4, Nc3, e4 III
Chapter 13. d4, c4, Nc3, other moves I
Chapter 14. d4, c4, Nc3, other moves II
Chapter 15. d4, c4, Nc3, other moves III
Chapter 16. d4, c4, Nc3, other moves IV
Chapter 17. London System
Chapter 18. Nf3 – g3 I
Chapter 19. Nf3 – g3 II
Chapter 20. English Opening
Chapter 21. 1.g3 Hungarian Opening
Chapter 22. Games Eljanov – Carlsen 2017
Chapter 23. Games Wikstrom – Westerberg 2018
Chapter 24. Games Arnold – Polak 2021
Chapter 25. Games Vidal Zamora – Alvarez Perez 2020
Chapter 26. Games Voit – Paehtz 2019
About the Author:
GM Miloje Ratkovic [2499 FIDE]
is a Serbian Grandmaster with a FIDE of 2499. He obtained the title of GM in 2021. Miloje has won many National and International events. He is a professional player, chess coach, and Twitch streamer. GM Ratkovic is also a huge fan of the online blitz with Elo 2785.