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Alekhine in CC
The Alekhine Defence may be one of the very few openings with which I have no experience from either side. I seem to remember that Markovich played it as Black on the Chesspub ICCF Champions League te...

Started 09/10/17 at 02:16:51 by HgMan
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Retreat / Brooklyn Variatoin 2... Ng8!? sound?
I have been looking to pick up the Alekhine defence as my main defence against 1. e4 for some time now.
Black seems to find the most trouble in the  modern lines with 4. Nf3 where various attempt...

Started 04/16/17 at 12:45:12 by Sima_Shi
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By: Bonsai
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Sharpest ways to meet Alekhine?
I have an important game approaching against an Alekhine devotee. I am quite new to playing 1.e4, but with some time to prepare I would like to cook up a sharp, complex position for the game. Ideally ...

Started 03/06/17 at 12:30:55 by buddho
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By: Michael Ayton
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Alekhine: Sergeev variation
Interesting game today on on the Sergeev variation (which probably come to light due to the two latest everyman books by Taylor and Lakdawala)
Black's move 19...dxe5 is interesting ...

Started 10/05/15 at 18:58:05 by lg
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By: Kam
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4 pawn attack,Alekhine defence
I want to ask your opinion for this variation.Alekhine alert has it for black but a friend told me that it is passive,white has something so black gets a bad position.Your opinion?What is ...

Started 03/19/13 at 19:26:43 by dimis (Ex Member)
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By: TonyRo
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1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 what to play?
So I used to play the Miles a few years ago. But it was  a bit to passive to my liking. So what is viable at present? Alburt, Kengis, 4. ... Bg4?

Started 12/30/09 at 11:58:14 by Schaakhamster
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By: helmet
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Alekine's Defence, Voronezh 9...Bf5 New Ideas?
Alekine’s Defence, Voronezh Variation,  9… Bf5  10.Nf3 e5!?
Outmanoeuvering of a Slow Build Up System?
      The Alekine’s Defence Voronezh Variation 9…. Bf5 system has been

Started 04/15/10 at 07:00:51 by Kam
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By: GabrielGale
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Alekhine 2.Nc3
Just wondering, what do you play against this?
Obviously 2. ..e5 is a strong solution, but if I wanted to have an open game on the board, I'd be playing 1. ..e5  Cheesy
The 2. ..d5...

Started 10/31/12 at 17:36:24 by IsaVulpes
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Mokele Mbembe
1 e4 Cf6 2 e5 Ce4
Who called this variation "Mokele Mbembe"?

Started 08/17/16 at 10:43:25 by AF
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Marin's Alekhine in CBM
A few years ago Marin made 5 opening tutorials in CBMs, 132 to 136, about the Alekhine defence, mostly on the variant with 4...g6.
However, the game Nisipeanu-Reinderman in the Alburt line with 8...

Started 07/23/16 at 19:36:25 by lg
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By: lg
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Alekhine - really a sound opening?
Hi Alekhine fans,
I want an opening repertoire for nearly the rest of my life Wink and therefore I've tested a little bit around this year. Since Sicilian is too much theory (I can't afford the ti...

Started 12/06/06 at 07:54:20 by SchwarzRotGold
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By: Keano
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Alekhine 4 Pawns 6...Nc6, 9...Qd7.
John Watson's latest, March 2009 update treats 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. d4 d6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Nc3 e6 9. Nf3 Qd7, a line that we've discussed here at length (but I have bee...

Started 03/20/09 at 01:06:23 by Markovich
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By: Keano
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Irritating Line in the 7.Ng5 e6 8.Qf3 Qe7 Alburt
After 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Bg7 7.Ng5 e6 8.Qf3 Qe7 9.Ne4 dxe5 the most popular move by far is 10.Bg5, but what about the simple 10.dxe5! instead? I see troubles here. Perh...

Started 04/03/16 at 22:03:21 by TonyRo
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By: lg
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What Are You Guys Playing in the 4PA?
It seems like everything is good for White! Let's discuss, starting off with what other, more experienced Alekhine's players play.
To keep it short, I like White in the traditional ML with 9...Be...

Started 03/20/16 at 04:01:01 by TonyRo
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By: Keano
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Chetverik's Alekhine
Noticed in Amazon the following book (unfortunately in Russian) published by Russian Chess House
Alekhine's Defence. Encyclopaedia by Chetverik and another author (2015)

Started 01/30/16 at 21:45:49 by lg
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Olexandr Bortnyk and the Alekhine defence
O. Bortnyk won the U18 Youth championship, consistently playing the Alekhine and winning 2 wins and one draw. Also he has played it consistently in the past.
Of course, one knows that when player...

Started 10/02/14 at 18:31:19 by lg
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By: lg
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Alburt variation with 0-0
In one of the last twic downloads i saw an "interesting" game in the Alburt variation game by two rather unknown players

(1449) Fuchs,Ju (2299) - Ries,J (1981) [B04]
DFEM 2015 Bad Wie...

Started 03/19/15 at 23:58:55 by lg
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Alekhine: Move by Move by S. Giddins
After the disapointing Lakdawala's move by move on the Alekhine, I was surprised to see that Everyman is planning another one, same title, this one written by Steve Giddins.
Well, ...

Started 10/03/15 at 11:22:33 by lg
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exchange variation with exchange sacrifice on e3?
I wonder whether someone can help me on the following.
I am looking for games with symmetrical exchange Alekhine where Black sacrifices an exchange, by taking a bishop in e3 with a rook (...

Started 05/28/15 at 09:36:02 by lg
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By: TonyRo
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Alekhine’s Def. Modern, 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.c4 Nf4!?.
Investigation of the Alekhine’s Def. Modern, Fifth Move Deviation 5.c4 Nf4!?.
            The line 1.e4 Nf6  2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6  4.Nf3 dxe4  5.c4 Nf4!? is a very dynamic system. This strange knight...

Started 10/28/14 at 12:28:35 by Kam
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