Alekhine's Defence

Overview

Alekhine's Defence is a sharp and often underrated counter to 1 e4. Black immediately challenges the white e-pawn and tries to lure White into constructing a big central position. Black's hope is that White's central installations will become unweildy and vulnerable to a middlegame counter-attack. However, Alekhine enthusiasts must always be careful - get it wrong and White will come crashing through! Whether you want to play the Alekhine, or want to know what to do against it as White, this book will be an ...

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Overview

Alekhine's Defence is a sharp and often underrated counter to 1 e4. Black immediately challenges the white e-pawn and tries to lure White into constructing a big central position. Black's hope is that White's central installations will become unweildy and vulnerable to a middlegame counter-attack. However, Alekhine enthusiasts must always be careful - get it wrong and White will come crashing through! Whether you want to play the Alekhine, or want to know what to do against it as White, this book will be an essential addition to your armory. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 160 pages, diagrams)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857442533
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 1/30/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,017,224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

International master Andrew Martin is an experienced chess coach and author of numerous chess books. His clear style and lucid explanations make his books accessible to players of all strengths.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography 4
Introduction 5
1 Classical with 4...[Bishop]g4 7
2 Classical Kengis System: 4...dxe5 5 [Knight]xe5 g6 25
3 Classical with 4... dxe5 5 [Knight]xe5: 5...[Knight]d7 and 5...c6 42
4 Classical Divergences: 4...c6, 4...[Knight]c6 and 4...g6 58
5 Exchange Variation with 5...cxd6 77
6 Exchange Variation with 5...exd6 93
7 Four Pawns Attack: Main Line 105
8 Four Pawns Attack: Divergences 117
9 The Chase Variation 132
10 Other Lines 142
Index of Complete Games 157
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