ALEKINE’S DEFENSE
[Event "Alekine Defense"] [Site "TEST"] [Date "2012.05.2"] [Round "1"] [White "Kasparov President"] [Black "Kasparov President"] [Result ""] [ECO ""] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "Mraovich,Robert"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "17"] [SourceDate "2012.05.2"] {Kasparov President} 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Bg7 7. Ng5 e6 8. Qf3 Qe7 9. Ne4 dxe5 10. Bg5 Qb4+ 11. c3 Qa5 12. Bf6 Bxf6 13. Qxf6 O-O 14. Qxe5 Qxe5 15. dxe5 Bd7 16. Nbd2 Bc6 17. O-O-O N8d7
This opening is a favorite of GM Lev Alburt. Black’s idea is to tempt white into pushing his pawns to far up the board so as they may become targets. Bobby Fischer used this Defense once in his 1972 World Championship Match with Boris Spassky. It can be used to throw something different at your opponent to mix things up!