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Re: Albin Counter Gambit
Reply #7 - 05/30/10 at 04:33:47
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try Nigel Davies Gambit guide number 2.  His number one book is an interesting gambit repertoire with 1.e4/  If you like the Albin play his repertoire 1 book.  ANd Schliemann as black...   get open games by Emms and with 3 books you have a full repertoire!! 
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Re: Albin Counter Gambit
Reply #6 - 05/28/10 at 19:31:12
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Can someone suggest me the best book on the Albin for a 1700-rated player?
Or do you think the opening is not advisable on my level?
I have tryed it in friendly games and i like the positions i'm getting so far.
  
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Reply #5 - 05/26/10 at 11:24:04
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Among top GMs, Morozevich and Kasimdzhanov have played it quite a bit and get credit for the revival in recent years (since 2004 or so). Nakamura also tried it a few times, and all these three had very good results with it.

Until "Moro" started playing it the Albin was considered dubious, but now it's close to respectable and White needs to know lots of analysis to prove an andvantage, if that's possible at all. Kasimdzhanov produced a Chessbase DVD on the opening a couple of years ago.

As for ordinary GMs and IMs not many play it regularly, it seems to be more of a surprise weapon (and scores best when used that way).
  

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Reply #4 - 05/26/10 at 11:06:51
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As I said, I am just now discovering about the Albin.  So I will be experiimenting a lot with it.  I do wonder though, which GMs or IMs use it more often and if ever they are successful with it?
  
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Reply #3 - 05/26/10 at 10:53:59
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You are exaggerating. I just consulted my two books on the Albin's, Lamford and Raetsky. But I am happy to have helped.  Smiley
  

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Re: Albin Counter Gambit
Reply #2 - 05/25/10 at 02:12:43
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This is great!  I pinned the knight by 7. ... Bg4 8. Bxb4 Qxd1 9. Kxd1.  I thought I was being clever by then 8. ...  0-0-0 and overlooked 9. Bd2.    Embarrassed
  
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Re: Albin Counter Gambit
Reply #1 - 05/24/10 at 12:14:20
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7...Bxd2+ 8.Nbxd2 Nge7 and 9...Ng6 or sharper 8...f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Be2 Bf5 11.0-0 Qd7 followed by castling queenside.
  

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Albin Counter Gambit
05/24/10 at 11:19:33
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Hi!  I'm a newbie and I just started playing the Albin Counter Gambit as a counter to the Queen's Gambit.  My recent game ran:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 dxe3

Can anyone suggest a good continuation after 7. fxe3?
  
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