Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. Nc3

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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)

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Alekhine's Defence[edit | edit source]

White has refused to take the risk to push his pawn forward. Instead, he chose to defend it. This choice can be seen as "evasive". Black might think that White is trying to avoid Alekhine's Defence. He may accept to transpose into Vienna Game with 2...e5 or he may continue in a sharper line with 2...d5.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

'1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3'

2
Vienna Game ...
e5
=
...
d5
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References[edit | edit source]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.