12505 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Lundin mekvitz opening is here as follows: 1.d4 Nc6 2. d5 Ne5.. and so follows with white gaining tempo on black knight like in alekhine defense. With that in mind, it seems as if Lundin mekvitz opening is reflection of Alekhine defense in that respect are both equally good hypermodern defenses?
While similar looking, 1...Nc6 breaks a fairly general principle of blocking black's c-pawn (which plays the thematic break move of c5) in a 1.d4 type of opening.
With the Alekhine, you don't commit to something like the above that early so I believe that is more flexible than this one.
Of course, Masters have played a few games with this but I'd dare to say it is "equal" (if you can ever call openings EQUAL! :)) to the Alekhine's.
Another reason for the lack of popularity of this move is that it's very unforcing. Here the d pawn is not really threatened, so white might play also 2.e4 (trasposing to a nimzowitsch defence) or 2.c4 with a trasposition to a more mainstream 1.d4 defence such as the chigorin QG; that's quite a lot of stuff to learn just to make 1...Nc6 work. And even if you like these defences, it still makes little sense to start with 1.d4 Nc6 instead of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6, since it just gives white an extra good option (2.d5) wothout gaining anything.
9/16/2014 - Knight After Knight
by MarychessArt 2 minutes ago
Is 8 hours of chess enough for a 4 year old future world champion?
by petrosianpupil 4 minutes ago
by pfren 5 minutes ago
are there any celebritys who play chess on chess.com
by ConnorMacleod_151 6 minutes ago
Everything c3 Sicilian
by Serotonine 11 minutes ago
True or false? Chess will never be solved! why?
by watcha 12 minutes ago
what would be a suitable modern rock song for each piece in chess?
by mashanator 16 minutes ago
Komodo 8 FALSE! Propaganda.
by chessmstrmate 17 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by camberfoil 33 minutes ago
not able to log in to live chess.. Site shows loading.. and nothing happens
by piotr 85 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!