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Hi there! After playing 1.nf6 a long while as a child, I've recently taken the opening up again - and now for good! I am wondering if there are any of you out there who play other 'alekhine-openings' though. If I get a chance, I love playing his french variation:
I don't really know if he has other variations as well. Are there any out there that also play different variations that have alekhines look and feel or sign of approval? Or do you know of any other alekhine-variations?
That's not exactly Alekhine-like, but I get your point.
You could try the Sicilian Defense, Nimzowitsch Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5. I'm not familiar with it though, since I always play 1...Nf6.
I know! But the variation does bare his name (and several others, but who's counting!).
I don't think I'll be getting your variation on the board often, cuase I to always play 1...nf6, but I will look into it! I never really fancied sicilians. With white I frantically play closed or grand-prix, to avoid al those structures :)
the alekhine-chatard attack which you mentioned is (i think) the only variation actually named after him
The Queen's Gambit Accepted (Alekhine Variation) is stong depending on style. I understand if some players don't like it. It is stronger than many think and can present opportunities for combinative play by quickly developing Black's pieces.
Alekhine won a match game against Capablanca with the Cambridge Springs Defense.
SteinUMStein,I recommend you play through the games of Jan Plachetka with the Benko Gambit.
I do not care too very much for the black side of the Ruy Lopez (the Spanish), but Alekhine preferred playing the Moller Variation as Black.
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