Alekhine Alert! A Repertoire for Black Against 1 e4 by Timothy Taylor

By Timothy Taylor

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a modern examine one in all Black’s so much formidable counters to at least one e4, the Alekhine Defence. this can be a sharp, artistic commencing during which Black assaults from the very starting, luring White’s principal pawns ahead within the expectation of destroying them later on. In this e-book Taylor constructs a realistic repertoire for Black, perfect for the modern day participant. the entire key tactical and positional rules are lined and significant move-order nuances are highlighted. This publication offers every thing you want to recognize as a way to play the Alekhine with self assurance.

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Fxg6 �e7 ?! 26 . . Axd3 27. e7 (27. . hxg4 28 . e7 29. §g8 30 . §g6 + - ) 28. g5 f5 (28 . . fxg5 ? 1 9 . §f7+), and Wh ite continues 29 . §c1 as in the game, although Black has a pawn on a6 instead of b5, or 29 . §f3 ;t . 8 7 27. g5! f5 (27. . Axd3 28. txb5 axb5 29. §c1 • 3 2 23 • • • h5?! Black fails to take advantage of Wh ite's error : 23 . . Axd3 ! (Anand) 24. xd3 h5 25. tDg6 A) 25 . . tDxg6 26. exf6 A 1 ) 26 . . gxf6 27. e7 28. g5 f5 29 . §c1 (29 . §f3 h4 30. e3 ;t) ; A2) 26 . . tDf4+ 27.

17+ ! Black resigned in view of 34 . . &Dxf7 (34 . 'Wxf7 3S. Axd8) 3S. d xe6 &Dxh6 36. exd7 �xd7 37. Ax h6. Attack on the king, play on the dark squares Possibly Black reckoned only on 2S. &Dxg6 fxg6 26. Axh6 fi)e7 00 when the knight would take up a fine post at fS. 25 • • • Game 18 M ot y l e v - R u ste m ov S7 th R u s s i a n C h am p i o n s h i p ( Q u a l ifier) , To m s k 2 0 04 £g7 26. �xg7 mxg7 27. 'Wh4 Now the dark squares can no longer be de ­ fended . 27 mg8 • • • 27. . hS 28. 'Wf6+ �h7 29.

C4 !? You can study this variation by looking at Zaitsev's games with it. Three critical positions in this line should be noted : 9 . �d7 . 9 . . aS !? 1 0. i)c6 1 1 . i)c3 yj'c4 1 2 . i)e2 �xaS � . 10. �c3 'WeS I nadequate for equal ity is 1 0 . . yj'c4 1 1 . i)e2 as 1 2 . bxaS �xaS 13. Ad2 �a8 14. i)e7 1 ) 7. . Axc4 8 . Axc4 d x c4 9 . dS exdS 1 0 . 2 Advantage in space and/or development, typical endgame 15. §b1 ;;t (Alavkin - Driam i n , Russian Cup, Tula 1 999). • Game 21 Sveshnikov - Grosar ttJ • 8 8 7 1 1 .

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