15. Counter the Alekhine Defense
The Alekhine Defense is not very popular on higher levels and there are good reasons why.
After 2.e5, White naturally gets more space. And if they play it the right way, they can leave Black’s army suffocating.
The danger is that if White overextends their strategy could backfire on them, which is what Black is counting on.
But don’t worry in this course GM Avetik will show you how to get an advantage with White without pushing that fine line of overextension.
Below are some of the positions taken from the course:
Get ready to fight for a better position against the Alekhine Defense!
What you'll learn
- The ideas and downsides of the Alekhine Defense
- A move-by-move guide to gain an advantage in this opening and smother Black for space.
- Model games that will show you how White can convert their advantage.
Lesson Plan61 episode(s) 2 hours 48 min
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