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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 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

Started 11/23/19 at 20:54:52 by lg
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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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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 21:03:21 by TonyRo
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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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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 17:31:19 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 10:22:33 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 08:36:02 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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Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
More years ago than I care to remember I learnt that a line of the Alekhine could transpose to a c3 Sicilian tabiya if both players co-operated. Without knowing a great deal of detail about either, do...

Started 05/01/14 at 00:40:47 by RdC
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Alekhine's Defense - Modern Main Line with 7.a4

How come this isn't an adequate reply to the dangerous ...

Started 01/30/14 at 01:15:36 by Seth_Xoma
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Alekhine - Modern
Hi everybody!
I really love the Alekhine Defence, but the following line gives me a headache:
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Be2 Bf5 7.O-O Nd7 8.Nf3 h6 9.c4 and now Nb4 see...

Started 10/30/13 at 22:20:43 by Toshak
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Book(s) on Alekhine with most material on Balogh
What would be the book or book(s) on the Alekhine with the most material on the Balogh variation?  Even if the book(s) is/are somewhat out of date -- there probably won't be that much material on the ...

Started 01/21/13 at 21:43:50 by George Jempty
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Alekhine - Engines and Alburt sacrifice
Today saw two games between Stockfish and Houdini3
whre Alburts sacrifice was played
In one game, White (Houdini) did not play the "usual" sacrifice move Bxf7, played instead a quiet

Started 04/28/13 at 15:43:09 by lg
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By: lg
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Four Pawns Attack in the Alekhine
Where can I find material on the four pawns attack in the Alekhine's Defense?

Started 03/02/10 at 04:26:54 by Conquistador
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Video on the Chase Variation in the Alekhine's?
Hi all, I remember having a video by Roman on the Chase Variation. Well I can't remember if it was only on that (it might have had other openings on the video), but he did talk about it. Anyway, I do ...

Started 09/06/12 at 02:09:03 by Mtal
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By: Matemax
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Grischuk-Kamsky B04
Interesting game on the Miles variation.
Surprised kamsky is playing the Alekhine.
Even more he is doing well.
Perhaps his game against Benjamin (which he played from the White point vi...

Started 09/06/12 at 14:17:19 by lg
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By: lg
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Alekines Def. - Modern with 4.Nf3 dxe5
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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Alekhine Modern 4.Nf3 de 5.Ne5 c6 best line ?
Hi all,
    One thing that interests me about Andrew Greet's new book is the recommendation against the Alekhine. I play the Exchange but most people around play the Modern. The following line is...

Started 10/28/11 at 19:37:36 by Laramonet
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