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Alekhine Defense: Modern, Flohr Variation

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  • 3 years ago


    Yes, I first encountered this Variation of the Modern Alekhine at Lewisham Chess Club. I always play 6) c4, as this limits Black to two plausible possibilities ... Nb6 (ostensible Mainline) and ...Nc7, I think that ...Nb4 can be easily refuted by  7) a3.

    I am in the process of analyzing the Mid-Game for these Sub-Variations, thus far 6) c6. Nc7 leads to 7) Nc3. dxe 8) Nxe (quite strong for White, Castling can then be delayed once the Bg4 threat has petered out!). However, 6) c4. Nb6 is trickier and White must Castle at move 7 leading to 7) O-O. dxe 8) dxe (Mainline). This Line (as the Computer plays it) gets very complex but I believe that White can just about maintain an edge by the late Mid-Game.

  • 3 years ago


    good for white

  • 4 years ago


    lots of possiblities, providing an escape square for the knight that doesn't block your b7 pawn, often times in the alekhine the pawn on d6 is exchanged for e5 pawn.  if you choose not to retreat your knight and white exchanges a minor piece for it you can maintain 2 center pawns after you retake on d5.


    black likes to fianchetto his dark squared bishop so preparing queen side pawns for an early attack will help break up whites pawn chain against this bishop.  of course their are many other continuations, but thats what i see from it as an amateur.

  • 5 years ago


    I don't know about this one...I don't think the gentleman on g8 approves of this move.

  • 5 years ago


    White could keeping attacking blacks knight while developing at the same time.

  • 5 years ago


    give that a go next game yep mmmhhhmm

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  • 5 years ago


    I like it. I shall give it a try.

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