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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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By: tony37
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Exchange sacrifice on e3 (Rook takes Bishop in e3)
I am coming back to an old post of mine.
Could not find it.
At the time of a famous game Grischuk Riazantzev where White exchanged the exchange on e6 I recalled a similar idea that I have se...

Started 08/25/23 at 12:23:39 by lg
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Engine matches
Not sure this is the right palce to post this query.
But since this happened with a Alekhine defence game I decided to post it here.
Essentially, I have been doing some engine matches with d...

Started 09/09/23 at 11:05:19 by lg
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New Alekhine repertoire by Marin
Following up on some useful surveys on the Alekhine for Chessbase Magazine a few years ago, GM and respected theoretician Mihail Marin has produced a very detailed black repertoire for Modern Chess.<b...

Started 03/01/23 at 12:49:10 by Paddy
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By: lg
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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

Started 07/26/22 at 20:15:33 by Paddy
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By: MartinC
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?

Started 03/29/18 at 09:10:40 by Bancrates
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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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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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Mokele Mbembe
1 e4 Cf6 2 e5 Ce4
Who called this variation "Mokele Mbembe"?

Started 08/17/16 at 09:43:25 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 18:36:25 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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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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