Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. e5/2...Nd5/3. d4/3...d6/4. c4/4...Nb6/5. f4/5...dxe5/6. fxe5

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Alekhine's Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkb1r/ppp1pppp/1n6/4P3/2PP4/8/PP4PP/RNBQKBNR


The white center is now very strong. Black has two main options to counter it.

6...Nc6 attacks the d4 pawn. This pawn cannot be pushed as the e pawn would be left en prise.
6...c5 is far riskier. After 7. d5, Black can be strangled. This game is going to be very tactical.

6...Bf5 is also possible but seldom seen as it is more passive than previous moves.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

'1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5'

6
...
Nc6
=
...
c5
=
...
Bf5
=

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