Hi everyone. Dear Avetic Grigoryan yesterday i played Rapid game ( in lichess Alekhine) defence with withe . My opponent have a 2520 elo my elo 2086 . We played 1. e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6: i played 6. c4 Nb4 7.a3 Qxd4 : I have watched Alekhine defence course in chessmood , and you said that it is a better variation of Scandinavian defenc which i also watched. Now my question. Please can you explain me more about ideas of this variation, i send you my game: https://lichess.org/zFciz1PD/white
1. e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 This is a very solid line for Black and very trendy at the moment. 6.c4 is premature, a better try for advantage would be the deceptively modest 6.Be2 followed by 0-0 and then c4. I will attach two key games that illustrate the potential of this line for White both tactically and strategically.
@Kevin_D, have you seen Topalov's game with a4 Ra3?
Sorry, my bad, it was not with de5.
Hi everyone, I also encountered the same Alekhine variation in my slow game. I lost, mainly because my openent played without mistakes according to engine and I was in general too passive.
We definitely need the some ideas for White.