Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. e5/2...Nd5/3. d4/3...d6

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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)


Alekhine's Defence[edit]

At that point, it's unwise for White to take the d6 pawn, which means giving up the space advantage and allow Black to build his own pawn center.

While 4. c4 is tempting, the modern variation 4. Nf3 gets better results, making harder for Black to equalize.

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

Modern Variation Nf3

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