38 ( +1 | -1 ) The X-Rated Albin Counter-GambitThis article by Andrew Martin, which Martin admits himself is propaganda in favor of the opening, inspired me to buy Martin's DVD on the opening. I know it's probably not sound, but it really is a fun opening. And it was used successfully by no lesser of a player than Lasker.
31 ( +1 | -1 ) sf115Probably equalize on move 3, since bl has been permitted to play a move he should not have been able to get in without penalty... I love the Albin on both sides. It just feels like one of those openings one could spend a lifetime playing and studying and never lose interest :)
16 ( +1 | -1 ) A very pawnographic debut...... I can think of worse ways of getting your jollies! I never knew the line was so replete with possibilities. Must try it some time... Cheers, Ion
24 ( +1 | -1 ) albin ...Take it for granted that a bad word has been said which does not show up on the screen.... for I saw a real interesting Albin annotation and been awhile, Ive forgotten exactly where. I think it was on Silman's site.
52 ( +1 | -1 ) and ....Morozevich IS my Hero~! I think probably the highest rated player I have seen be as adventurously innovative & into new ideas that can be really far out ...but they generally work out, tho maybe walking a fine line. Perhaps its just that on one else understands or expects them~? For eg getting hit with an Albin Counter-gambit. But really looking back, even Max Euwe, despite his win against it, can't say it didnt give him a thinking game. Thanks bogg, I'll have to look at some of those Moro's!
19 ( +1 | -1 ) if not dxe5 then Black has a number of options: if 3. Nc3 then ...exd4, 4. Qxd4 Nc6, 5. Qxd5 Be6! leaves Black in good stead. Another option for Black is ...Nc6, clamping down on the central squares.
18 ( +1 | -1 ) I have an Albin Game for you all!Hi everyone, just to let you know that I have publicly annotated a draw game between me and a buddy called rjacobs. That one started as an Albin.