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)
Moves: 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6

Alekhine's Defence edit

Now that the knight has left the d-file, the threat of 5...dxe5 6.dxe5 Qxd1+ 7.Kxd1, shattering White's pawns and preventing castling, must be dealt with. White has two main choices now: the aggressive Four Pawns Attack (5. f4) and the subtle Exchange Variation (5. exd6).

Theory table edit

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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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