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

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 DefenceEdit

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 tableEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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