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The X-Rated Albin Counter-Gambit
This 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.
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really interesting opening even though some moves look funny but then you understand they have a purpose.
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After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 what does black do if white doesn't play dxe5.?
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Probably 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 :)
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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...
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you said what happenes if white doesnt play dxe5? black controls the center and have an advantage i think.because he will have both pawns on e5 and d5
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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.
Anyone been to it?
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It can't be all that bad.
Morozevich has been winning with the Albin.
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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!
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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.
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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.