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Surprising piece sac for Black against the Voronez
There is a most surprising possibility for Black against the Voronezh Alekhine. After 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 cxd6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. Rc1 0-0 9. b3 you play 9... d5!? and a...

Started 02/25/19 at 20:51:10 by Slowfox
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Alekhine 4Ps old main line - Sadler/Stockfish
GM Matthew Sadler has recently been using some of the strongest engines to do deep analysis of various openings. He has presented some of his findings at his Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.c...

Started 07/26/22 at 20:15:33 by Paddy
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By: MartinC
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Alekines Def. - Modern with 4.Nf3 dxe5
ALEKINES DEFENCE – MODERN with 4) Nf3 dxe5  5) Nxe5 c6.  DYNAMIC PLAY AND CURRENT TRENDS
AND DEVELOPMENTS AGAINST      6) Bc4   6) Bd3  6) Be2  6) g3 and OTHERS.                                 ...

Started 05/13/09 at 06:22:59 by Kam
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By: Kam
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The Week in 4PA (with 4.f4)
TWIC 1423 (2022.02.14)
New series, let's see how long / how regularly I maintain it. White scored 3.5/4, but it could have been very different.
References:
  • Burgess (1992) [i]The C...

#1 Lodici - Shton, Titled Tue, chess.com 2022.02.08
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.f4 dxe5 5.fxe5 c5 6.c4

Started 02/21/22 at 20:49:04 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: FreeRepublic
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Motivation & practical aspects of Alekhine
Hi, after looking at Tony's recent video (thx a lot man!!!!!) I think myself agsin and again about practical benefits of playing this opening OTB. My online games are exclusively training/testing game...

Started 12/25/21 at 18:35:32 by CanadianClub
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By: lg
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Modernized Alekhine - C. Bauer
Thinkers Publishing are advertising a “Modernized Alekhine” by Christian Bauer (which has written recently, but not still out as far as I know, a “Modernized” 1.e4 Nc6!).
This looks interesting –...

Started 06/23/20 at 18:56:59 by lg
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By: MW
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Alekhine: Sergeev variation
Interesting game today on playchess.com 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 17:58:05 by lg
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By: lg
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Rare and remarkably good move for white.
I recently faced a quite rare and annoying move, 6.d5. Hard to see what is wrong with this move. White seems to aim for a pleasant advantage without much effort.

What should

Started 03/20/21 at 10:33:05 by HAJS
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By: kylemeister
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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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The Killer Alekhine
I've just had an email through from Simon Williams' website that they are working on a video on the Alekhine with Dutch GM Roeland Pruijssers.
I havent seen a release date yet for 'The Killer Ale...

Started 07/17/20 at 16:35:40 by RoleyPoley
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By: lg
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Alekhine Defense - The Dark Knight Rises
I wonder whether anyone can give me some advice on
this book/video (?) by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili & NM Bryan Tillis.
Please, see https://www.chessable.com/alekhine-defense-the-dark-knight-...

Started 11/23/19 at 20:54:52 by lg
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Tal-Larsen 1965
Not sure this is the right place to ask about this and even if I am allowed to since my question is not defense-analysis related. I am interested in material on the old match between Tal and Larsen in...

Started 04/12/19 at 22:59:42 by lg
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By: edgy
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Kornev on Alekhine
There is an announcement by ChessStars Publishing:
Play the Alekhine Defence  by Alexei Kornev
expected in February
I didn´t found any black games by GM Kornev with the Alekhine Defence,
but f...

Started 01/23/19 at 12:32:15 by tracke
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Status of Exchange with both 5...exd6 and 5...cxd6
I always hear about White having something in both of these lines, but lately I would like to know how is the status for Black in the Exchange here.
What is so bad about 5...exd6, especially? I ...

Started 05/30/18 at 19:44:45 by Leon_Trotsky
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1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 c5?!
How does White punish this?

Started 01/27/19 at 10:48:25 by befuddled
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By: befuddled
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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)
http://www.amazon.co...

Started 01/30/16 at 21:45:49 by lg
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By: tracke
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exd6 Exchange variation w/ 6...Nc6
I recently read somewhere that this line is less optimal than 6...Be7, but my database seems to have it scoring slightly better/I've had good enough results using it. Can anyone explain why?
1.e4...

Started 03/29/18 at 09:10:40 by Bancrates
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Alekhine-Modern - New move??!
I am watching, in playchess.com, the game
Kanmazalp-Manafov
manafof usually plays the Alekhine and after1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4.d6 4.Nf3 he usually has played 4...g6
In this game he play...

Started 03/24/18 at 13:02:05 by lg
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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 01:16:51 by HgMan
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By: Kam
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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 11:45:12 by Sima_Shi
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By: Bonsai
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