Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. e5/2...Nd5/3. d4/3...d6/4. c4/4...Nb6/5. exd6

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Alekhine Defence:Exchange variation
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 Defence:Exchange variation[edit]

Black must decide whether he will take back with the c pawn : 5...cxd6 or with the e pawn : 5...exd6.

In the first case, Black will have a majority of pawns in the center, which may be useful for a later e5 push.

In the second case, the game will be more positional, relying more on the pieces placements than on the pawns fight.

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.exd6'


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