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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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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: 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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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: Straggler
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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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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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By: GMTonyKosten
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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?
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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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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4 pawn attack,Alekhine defence
Hello,
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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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 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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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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