An Alekhine repertoire with kings bishop fianchetto

blueemu

As I mentioned above, none of these side-lines are particularly great... else they wouldn't be side-lines... but neither are they particularly bad. They are just alternatives to the usual main lines.

After all, at our level the main task in the opening is to reach a middle-game position in which you feel comfortable and confident. If you prefer these positions to the usual Alekhine positions... or if you suspect that you will take your Alekhine-playing opponent out of his own comfort zone... then go for it.

Another possibility (for King's Indian Attack players) is to just reply to 1. e4 Nf6 with 2. d3. Then you follow up with Nd2, g3, Bg2, Ngf3, 0-0, etc... a typical King's Indian Attack formation.

cap78red
blueemu wrote:

As I mentioned above, none of these side-lines are particularly great... else they wouldn't be side-lines... but neither are they particularly bad. They are just alternatives to the usual main lines.

After all, at our level the main task in the opening is to reach a middle-game position in which you feel comfortable and confident. If you prefer these positions to the usual Alekhine positions... or if you suspect that you will take your Alekhine-playing opponent out of his own comfort zone... then go for it.

Another possibility (for King's Indian Attack players) is to just reply to 1. e4 Nf6 with 2. d3. Then you follow up with Nd2, g3, Bg2, Ngf3, 0-0, etc... a typical King's Indian Attack formation.

the problem with the kings indian attack is its more defence than attack