Questions tagged [alekhine]

Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the 4th World Champion of chess. He first won his title by defeating Jose Raul Capablanca in a 1927 title match.

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How did classic masters like Alekhine and Anderson practice tactics?

How did classic masters like Alekhine an Anderson practice tactics? Surely there was no chess.com or chesstempo at that time. How did the masters back then manage to increase their tactical awareness?
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Alekhine Defense Variations [closed]

I am seeking for a high-level and in-depth discussion of the Alekhine Defense, including variations, mainlines, and sidelines that favors black. e4 Nf6
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How to avoid the French in the Alekhine, Scandinavian Variation?

After 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 Ne4 4. Nce2 Nc5, black intends to undermine White's center with ...Ncd7 and ...c5. The e5-e6 pawn sac is not available at the moment. What is a good way to keep the ...
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What kind of gun is Alekhine's gun?

This question is about chess linguistics. Alekhine's gun is the pattern where the queen is placed behind two rooks. Who came up with the phrase? Is it clear which kind of gun they had in mind? In ...
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What happened to Alexander Alekhine's family?

Alexander Alekhine, the former World Chess Champion, came from a notable family in Russia. His father, Alexander Ivanovich, was apparently Privy Councilor to the Duma and a Marshal of the Nobility. ...
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Why is the Alekhine Defense named after Alekhine?

Alekhine, a world champion, has his name on the defense Nf6 in response to White's e4. But after e.g. 2. e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4. d4, White seems to have a good game. Did Alekhine win any notable games (...
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Is there a good book on the 1927 Capablanca-Alekhine world championship match?

To disambiguate what I mean by the shorthand "good" in the question's title: Is there an English-language book that tells the story of the 1927 world championship match between Capablanca and ...