Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nf6/2. e5

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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 DefenceEdit

Black's knight is under attack. The most popular, and probably best, move is 2...Nd5, although rarely 2...Ne4 and even 2...Ng8 have been played, with poorer results.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5

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