Questions tagged [alekhines-defense]

a chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 Nf6.

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Alekhine's Defense variation, understanding white's overextended pawns, black's multiple early knight moves

I'm a casual, semi-serious chess player and have been an active player for over 10 years. In my time playing, one of the most unusual openings I have had the pleasure of playing against is known as ...
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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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Aggressive Line against Alekhine's Defence?

I am looking to patch up a lot of my holes in my opening repertoire. One of them is the Alekhine's Defence. Do any of you know a good, aggressive line against the Alekhine's Defence? (If there is no ...
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Against Alekhine's defense, can White avoid 2. e5?

An opponent I have heretofore easily beaten has started playing Alekhine's defense against me. I am no longer easily beating my opponent, and indeed would be repeatedly losing to him, if only he had ...
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How should I play against the Alekhine?

I like to play the variation below, although it may seem a little bit awkward. [FEN ""] 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 From here you can play Nc3 or Bc4. White will have a lot of space and ...
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Contemporary Alekhine Defence Players

Recently I started playing Alekhine's Defense and I really like, especially the Scandinavian Variation (the line with strong centralized queen and an annoying knight to kick it around). I want to ...
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When Black opens with Nf6 after e4 - Beginner question

I would like to have some analysis in the following setting: 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5. Now, what is best for white? The move 3. c4 continues the attack, but can create a "pawn weakness".
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Is Bg4+ good in this position in the Alekhine Defense?

This is one of my games [FEN ""] 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Bf4 dxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1, Bg4+ 9.f3 Bh5 10.g4 Bg6 Black to move, I played dxe5, dxe5, Qxd1 Kxd1 and now I played ...
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Pirc Defence, Kholmov System literature

I am looking for some references where this variation is analysed. I have found some YouTube videos where engines play out this position, but they do not explain alternative moves which also lead to ...
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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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Alekhine's defence: Exchange variation 5.e5?

After a brief study over the exchange variation in the Alekhine's defence, On the fifth move Black can choose an extremely sharp line with e5 but i couldn't find it anywhere explained as either a bad ...