Attacking with the Alekhine.

Feb 9, 2014, 7:03 AM |

In an attempt to improve my chess, I have decided to analyze and post my own games. In this game, I play Black. My opponent plays a rare line of the Alekhine defense that was once used by GM Bruno Parma back in 1971. I am able to win a pawn, then a second one. My opponent then makes a mistake on move 17, allowing Black to launch an attack against the White King. 

Black is able to develop his pieces and use them to aid in the attack while white is almost paralyzed, unable to develop his army. GM John Nunn in his excellent book "Understanding Chess Move By Move" calls this "bringing up the reserves". 

I would like to thank my opponent for this game. Please feel free to comment and add analysis.