By Timothy Taylor
Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a modern examine considered one of Black’s such a lot bold counters to at least one e4, the Alekhine Defence. this can be a sharp, artistic starting within which Black assaults from the very starting, luring White’s significant pawns ahead within the expectation of destroying them later on. In this publication Taylor constructs a realistic repertoire for Black, excellent for the modern day participant. the entire key tactical and positional principles are lined and significant move-order nuances are highlighted. This ebook offers every thing you must recognize with the intention to play the Alekhine with self belief.
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G3 ! f2 "ikd2 1 7 l:tac 1 �g6 ( 1 7 . xc2 b6 20 a4! e5 2 1 a5 c5 22 axb6 axb6 23 l:tb1 ±) 1 8 �c4! lvanov-Ulko, Moscow 1 995. These examples are all terribly instructive. e6 (Bronznik prefers 9 ... d3, as in Kumaran-Miladinovic, World Junior Ch, Matinhos 1 994. 6... fxg5? l:tde l . , which is too bi zarre for words, although admittedly support ive of White's queenside endeavours. ixd6 cxd6!? Harikrishna-Morozevich, FIDE World Cup, Hyderabad 2002. At this point, 1 7 �a4 ! , a move which happened in the game, due to 1 8 b4 intending 1 8 ..
A5 ( 1 7 . a6 1 9 �d2 :b8 ( 1 9 . . xe2 ! c5 ± ) 20 bxa5 tt:'le4 2 1 'iid4 ! intending 2 I . f4 and tt:'lxd5. c) 1 3 . e6 is rarely played. g4 and h3), there are too many lines in which White can capture the d pawn without having to worry about ... xh3 . 'it'd7 won't come with tempo. Of course, h3 is also useful in some ways, but that's chess for you. One example: 1 4 tt:'lxc6 ( 1 4 �a4 �d7 1 5 :fd l is a sound alternative) 1 4 ... d4 (this move is a fundamental idea in the Tarrasch, to prevent .
The alternatives are instructive and will in troduce you to some key ideas: a) l l . cxb3 1 2 tt:lxc6 bxc6 1 3 axb3 (D). This is a respectable move which, however, has traditionally been of secondary importance. Over the past decade or so, the standing of Black's position has steadily improved, and to day it is arguably as important as the main lines with 9 ... cxd4 (although you will see it in your games far less often). Versus good play, White shouldn't expect more than a modest advan tage, if indeed any at all, but the positions are full of content and most of the time Black has to B TARRASCH DEFENCE 33 White aims for simple ideas such as the oc cupation of c5 by a knight supported by a rook or queen on the c-file.
Alekhine Alert! A Repertoire for Black Against 1 e4 by Timothy Taylor