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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #8 - 07/03/13 at 12:05:38
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Yes that other line was John Cox's recommendation in his repertoire book. I like 4 a3 slightly more as my opps don't even know that they have to play a5 so I'm just a pawn up for nothing + all the advantages in activity that comes from the line.

@Hadron: Bronznik and Schandorff (in 2009 at least) both follow Topalov-Morozevich Monte Carlo 2005 (rapid) where Topa was just winning before drifting off.
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #7 - 07/03/13 at 09:32:01
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tony37 wrote on 07/02/13 at 15:18:42:
9.Qxd4 is a good move, but I like the queenless middlegame after 5.Nbd2 (!) Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.e4 dxe3 8.Qxd8+ Nxd8 9.fxe3 even better
the doubled e-pawns are a bit unorthodox but not easy to neutralise


Interesting line that. Had a look at it and even though I like the look of Blacks position when you investigate it further it is not so easy to handle.

  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #6 - 07/02/13 at 15:18:42
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9.Qxd4 is a good move, but I like the queenless middlegame after 5.Nbd2 (!) Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.e4 dxe3 8.Qxd8+ Nxd8 9.fxe3 even better
the doubled e-pawns are a bit unorthodox but not easy to neutralise
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #5 - 07/02/13 at 15:04:46
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9.Qxd4!? as played by Karpov is an excellent practical choice, maybe not best theoretically, but just swap those Queens and simplify. Far more practical than trying to bust the opening.
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #4 - 07/02/13 at 14:53:42
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tony37 wrote on 07/02/13 at 13:55:08:
their recommendation is 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.a3

personally I'm not really convinced by their main line against 5...Nge7: 6.b4 Ng6 7.Bb2 a5 8.b5 Ncxe5 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.e3 Be6 11.Bxd4 Nxc4 12.Qc2 Nd6 13.Bd3 Qg5 14.f4 Qh4 15.g3 Qh3 16.e4 Rd8 17.f5 Bc4 18.Nc3 and now they don't say what white is supposed to do against 18...Be7


You mean like in this one:



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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #3 - 07/02/13 at 13:55:08
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their recommendation is 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.a3

personally I'm not really convinced by their main line against 5...Nge7: 6.b4 Ng6 7.Bb2 a5 8.b5 Ncxe5 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.e3 Be6 11.Bxd4 Nxc4 12.Qc2 Nd6 13.Bd3 Qg5 14.f4 Qh4 15.g3 Qh3 16.e4 Rd8 17.f5 Bc4 18.Nc3 and now they don't say what white is supposed to do against 18...Be7
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #2 - 07/02/13 at 05:20:10
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gwnn wrote on 06/27/13 at 10:55:07:
http://www.newinchess.com/The_Complete_Albin_Counter_Gambit-p-7285.html

600 pages on this opening, that must be a record! Does anyone have this book? Does it provide an antidote to Schandorff/Bronznik?


Specifically sir, just what is Schandorff/Bronznik's recommendation?
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I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #1 - 07/02/13 at 00:48:17
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I can't believe that someone wrote 600 pages on this opening.

Let's do one of those crowd-funding things and send a copy to kingscrusher. I always see him play this in his YouTube videos.
  
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The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
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http://www.newinchess.com/The_Complete_Albin_Counter_Gambit-p-7285.html

600 pages on this opening, that must be a record! Does anyone have this book? Does it provide an antidote to Schandorff/Bronznik?
  
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