A radical defense, first introduced to master chess by the fourth world ...More
A radical defense, first introduced to master chess by the fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine. Black immediately attacks the e4 pawn with his knight, tempting White to advance all of his center pawns in the hope that they will prove over-extended.
- Less common, so opponents won't know as much
- White gains central space
- Black has to move the knight several times
Famous Practitioners: Alexander Alekhine, Lev AlburtHide