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Blitz Chess #352: Alekhine's Defense, Exchange variation

Blitz Chess #352: Alekhine's Defense, Exchange variation

Apr 7, 2016, 8:01 AM 1

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening was the Alekhine's Defense, Exchange variation. Black opts for a hypermodern approach by playing the Alekhine's Defense. White gains a couple tempi by converting black's king knight to essentially a queen knight. Inherent with this opening is a white pawn center that has advanced to the 4th rank and beyond. Black's idea is to, in time, undermine the white pawn center with a timely strike. In such cases, special attention ought to be given to potential structural changes. Can black show that the white pawn center is a liability, or will white show it is moreso a strength?


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