Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. e5/2...Nd5/3. d4/3...d6/4. c4/4...Nb6

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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]

Now that the knight has left the d file, the threat dxe5 dxe5 Qxd1 must be dealt with. Two main variations exist : the Four Pawns Attack (5. f4) and the Exchange Variation (5. exd6).

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

Four Pawns Attack f4
Exchange Variation exd6
Modern Variation Nf3

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