Is Alekhine's Defense the best Black move in the opening?

AIM-AceMove

Good thing is massive of players dont know what to do vs alekhine defense. They just push pawns and often their own pawns became weakness and they defend, perfect opening to stop any gambit agressive players and put them in unknown waters

darkunorthodox88
AIM-AceMove wrote:

Good thing is massive of players dont know what to do vs alekhine defense. They just push pawns and often their own pawns became weakness and they defend, perfect opening to stop any gambit agressive players and put them in unknown waters

never been convinced by this reasoning. the most popular continuation is also the more intuitive. push the pawns to get space (except f4 which might too weakening) and then give back e5 to avoid attacks on a possibly overextended pawn.

MickinMD

The main line, considered best or most solid for White has been 1 e4 Nf6 2 e5 Nd5 3 d4 d6 4 Nf3

This has resulted, in chess.com's database of master games, in 44% White wins, 31% Draws, and 25% Black wins.

That's a better than avg. result for White, but look at the position and you can see that both sides have lots of possibilities. White often plays c4 early which, in some variations has a very high success rate for White among masters and, as a non-master, it's what I aim for so I end up with the space to aim for a good middlegame attack.