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Alexander Alekhine vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 15, Apr-06
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1-0



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Nov-20-02  bishop: Alekhine teaches us how to react against ...e5 versus the Four Pawn Attack.
Nov-20-02  drukenknight: I think modern players would at least try to get some counterattack in the center by an early c5 or e5. Since white is throwing four pawns up there, there's no reason to be shy about playing pawns forward.

Also black starts retreating his KN a little too early. A Fischer or Geller would delay as long as possible and try to get that N over to h5 or g4; a little later.

The lack of counter advances by blacks pawns combined with the early KN retreat make things a little crowded on the back lines.

When the QN retreats on the 10th move, was there a better place for it? Okay putting it on d4 may lose a pawn, but perhaps black can get counter chances by the Q check on h4. It seems that a pawn is a small price to pay to open up whites position like that.

After all, if nothing else if white is playing the Four Pawns he is begging for his position to be opened up and his K to be checked. ONe retreat by the N okay, but you can't just keep retreating them because the main disadvantage to whites formation is that it opens up the K to attacks. If you're not going to take what white is giving you then there's no hope.

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