2 If I'm to make the top response, maybe I shouldn't be quoting others so much anymore.
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I'd add to the existing answers that fromIn short, white may well be overextending.

From black's point of view¹, white is offering many targets for black to attack :

  • d4 as c3 is not possible anymore, and if e5 is traded for d6.

  • e5 if d6 gets traded for d4

  • c4 if white's king bishop moves anywhere useful

  • Behind the pawns is a lovely place to land knights (d3 via b4 is not uncommon, e3 via f5 seldom happens…)

Once white's pawns are fixed, one can wonder about what advancing them actually achieved — as already pointed out,: white loses as much time pushing pawns as black moving the knight.

¹ which I adopt as an all-time Alekhine defense player myself.

I'd add to the existing answers that from black's point of view¹, white is offering many targets for black to attack :

  • d4 as c3 is not possible anymore, and if e5 is traded for d6.

  • e5 if d6 gets traded for d4

  • c4 if white's king bishop moves anywhere useful

  • Behind the pawns is a lovely place to land knights (d3 via b4 is not uncommon, e3 via f5 seldom happens…)

Once white's pawns are fixed, one can wonder about what advancing them actually achieved — as already pointed out, white loses as much time pushing pawns as black moving the knight.

¹ which I adopt as an all-time Alekhine defense player myself.

In short, white may well be overextending.

From black's point of view¹, white is offering many targets for black to attack :

  • d4 as c3 is not possible anymore, and if e5 is traded for d6.

  • e5 if d6 gets traded for d4

  • c4 if white's king bishop moves anywhere useful

  • Behind the pawns is a lovely place to land knights (d3 via b4 is not uncommon, e3 via f5 seldom happens…)

Once white's pawns are fixed, one can wonder about what advancing them actually achieved : white loses as much time pushing pawns as black moving the knight.

¹ which I adopt as an all-time Alekhine defense player myself.

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I'd add to the existing answers that from black's point of view¹, white is offering many targets for black to attack :

  • d4 as c3 is not possible anymore, and if e5 is traded for d6.

  • e5 if d6 gets traded for d4

  • c4 if white's king bishop moves anywhere useful

  • Behind the pawns is a lovely place to land knights (d3 via b4 is not uncommon, e3 via f5 seldom happens…)

Once white's pawns are fixed, one can wonder about what advancing them actually achieved — as already pointed out, white loses as much time pushing pawns as black moving the knight.

¹ which I adopt as an all-time Alekhine defense player myself.