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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #20 - 05/05/20 at 10:32:35
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Stigma wrote on 05/05/20 at 00:56:12:
I wonder why White plays 5.a3 Be6 6.Nbd2 Nge7 7.Nb3 in your first line.

Because GM Avrukh and IM Bronznik gave it as a near refutation in their books.

Stigma wrote on 05/05/20 at 00:56:12:
Isn't 7.b4 planning Bb2 also critical?

If GM Avrukh and IM Bronznik were too optimistic indeed the answer obviously is yes. There are also 7.g3 and 7.Qb3. I mean, I can't imagine that White will stop looking for an advantage.
Given the statistics according to my database there is also 5.g3 Nge7 6.Nbd2 to (re)consider. So I won't claim that Black is out of the woods.

Stigma wrote on 05/05/20 at 00:56:12:
Or has Black neutralized that somehow?

I haven't done a systematical research (yet?). FM Henris presents 7.b4 Ng6 8.Bb2 Qd7 9.Qa4 and "Black must play accurately in order to maintain as small as possible White's advantage".

My first point was rather that FM Henris' work deserves some compliments too, despite all the plagiarism (unfortnately I found yet another example). My second point was warning those who follow the antidotes that in the past were heavily promoted on Chesspub (including by myself).
  

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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #19 - 05/05/20 at 00:56:12
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MNb wrote on 04/08/20 at 15:47:59:
Only recently I could borrow FM Henris' book. Neglecting the issue with copying/plagiarism it is an important book for this not so important opening. Henris disputes the verdict of GM Avrukh and IM Bronznik  that 5.a3 Be6 6.Nbd2 secures a clear advantage for White.



Henris provides  quite some analysis (assuming it's his own he has done a fine job), the point being that either 19...b5 or 19...Qb6 will provide sufficient counterplay.

So 5.Nbd2 remains.



Spanish corr. IM Jesus Julio Remis Fernandez has played several games with his novelty, losing only one  and drawing all the others. White has problems defending the two crucial pawns.
So the fans (not especially me btw - I'm just another gambit weirdo) can foster hope again?


Hi MNb,
looking at the lines you gave here, I wonder why White plays 5.a3 Be6 6.Nbd2 Nge7 7.Nb3 in your first line. Isn't 7.b4 planning Bb2 also critical? Or has Black neutralized that somehow?
  

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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #18 - 04/08/20 at 15:47:59
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Only recently I could borrow FM Henris' book. Neglecting the issue with copying/plagiarism it is an important book for this not so important opening. Henris disputes the verdict of GM Avrukh and IM Bronznik  that 5.a3 Be6 6.Nbd2 secures a clear advantage for White.



Henris provides  quite some analysis (assuming it's his own he has done a fine job), the point being that either 19...b5 or 19...Qb6 will provide sufficient counterplay.

So 5.Nbd2 remains.



Spanish corr. IM Jesus Julio Remis Fernandez has played several games with his novelty, losing only one  and drawing all the others. White has problems defending the two crucial pawns.
So the fans (not especially me btw - I'm just another gambit weirdo) can foster hope again?
  

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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #17 - 08/14/13 at 14:45:12
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For example, our analysis Yearbook 105 are copied but cites the source. What problem exists?, None ..... My problem may be that someone will forward to playing our news! and that is not problem! I will play and other as it has been, the ideas are free, chess is free
  
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Reply #16 - 08/14/13 at 14:37:17
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Henris cited in the literature sources and in many of the lines quoted the author. I do not see much of a problem, it is a very good book from my point of view. I think you need to put aside personal vanities and watch the chess players of the same virtues, which are many
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #15 - 07/11/13 at 12:52:42
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Bibs wrote on 07/05/13 at 03:13:51:
I suggest you contact the publisher and the author to voice your displeasure. Via solicitor letters.

I emailed the publisher and they have apologised, and I'm happy with that. Smiley
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #14 - 07/05/13 at 09:25:17
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JonathanB wrote on 07/05/13 at 07:18:21:
What amateurish copying.

If he wanted to rip off somebody else and get away with it he should of course be lifting chunks out of My Great Predecessors.  If he did that they'd give him a newspaper column.


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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #13 - 07/05/13 at 07:18:21
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What amateurish copying.

If he wanted to rip off somebody else and get away with it he should of course be lifting chunks out of My Great Predecessors.  If he did that they'd give him a newspaper column.
  

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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #12 - 07/05/13 at 03:13:51
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 07/04/13 at 11:04:19:
Glenn Flear is currently reviewing the book, and was apparently shocked to find that there were several pages where his comments from chesspublishing.com were reproduced without any acknowledgment. Angry
“Opening the e-file seems to create some practical problems for White, but Tikkanen doesn’t panic”, or “Black makes a nuisance of himself” are actually Glenn's words not his...
Much of pages 454-456 has been lifted from a game Glenn analysed in the March 2013 update.
There are other examples where Harris has just changed one or two words...
I suppose copying other people's work would explain how he could write so many pages! Roll Eyes


I suggest you contact the publisher and the author to voice your displeasure. Via solicitor letters.
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #11 - 07/04/13 at 17:47:48
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Apparently it seems that Mr Henris is mentioned on Edward Winter's site Chess Notes (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/copying.html) with a 100 per cent copy of an article by Paul Szeligowski on the Hugh Myers Defense 1.c4 g5, previously published in Myers Openings Bulletin! Sad
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #10 - 07/04/13 at 12:40:20
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How 'wonderful'.

The thing which confuses me is the idea that anyone should feel it to be worth writing so many pages about this opening. You could do a pretty thorough survey of a really major opening in less.
  
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Re: The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Reply #9 - 07/04/13 at 11:04:19
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Glenn Flear is currently reviewing the book, and was apparently shocked to find that there were several pages where his comments from chesspublishing.com were reproduced without any acknowledgment. Angry
“Opening the e-file seems to create some practical problems for White, but Tikkanen doesn’t panic”, or “Black makes a nuisance of himself” are actually Glenn's words not his...
Much of pages 454-456 has been lifted from a game Glenn analysed in the March 2013 update.
There are other examples where Harris has just changed one or two words...
I suppose copying other people's work would explain how he could write so many pages! Roll Eyes
  
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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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