The Albin Counter-Gambit, as suggested by its name, is employed by the black pieces. Any gambit is an initial sacrifice offered normally by. I play the Albin-Counter Gambit. Just getting that straight. If you guys see any way to destruct the Albin-Counter Gambit, go ahead. This is the Albin-Counter. The Albin Countergambit is not to be feared, particularly. White does quite well after the simple 3. dxe5. My chess database of master games.

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White loses tempos bigtime. The opening is not only memorizing some lines and moves, it is the core learning system which opens our minds to what to counteg, depending on which pawn structure we encounter.

In the Spassky Variation White plays 4. The Albin Countergambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves:. Please observe our posting guidelines: On the other hand, in times where most people don’t care about a precise use of the language apart from the grammar police! For me, Nf3 first I was just messing about on Stockfish with the variation Marshall vs Counte Napier.

Albin Countergambit – Wikipedia

Both players have erred between moves but White has increased his advantage to the point he’ll probably win. Instead, I’d consider the prophylactic and most common White move behind 5. I guess that’s why white wins where f5 is played. This is the Albin-Counter Gambit:. If Black doesn’t want to transpose, then after 1.


Even though different names come up when we talk about the origin of any opening, there are always other strong Grandmasters who believe in its reasoning and try to make it their own.

Henris gives Aobin Qc4 is menacing in itself, but now we see the Knight on e5 is a monster. Bg4 and Chapter Marshall vs J Mieses. In exchange for the gambit pawn, Black has a central wedge at d4 and gets some chances for an attack. Backing waaaay up now, I’d choose a different move that 5.

Albin Counter-Gambit –

Nbd2 Henris offers in Chapter I don’t play any of these black offshoots, but from the white side, I usually have more trouble against either the Budapest or Chigorin compared to the Albin.

No wonder it was the preferred choice of Korchnoi, Spassky and Petrosian. I will thumb through my books when Vambit have more time, see what I can find.

I haven’t really played and experienced it yet in tournaments. Nf3 – although it gets really wild as in Markos- Hrubasa Czech It would seem Nabaty is the guy on the cutting edge of Albin theory. Burn vs W Cohn. So I returned to another product I briefly studied, but didn’t use — one which now could come handy too: In this way, one learns both sides and becomes acquainted with the plans, and tactics in the position.


Whites 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th moves are poor. To study the opening distinct from the actual middlegame and endgame is foolish. It kills me that 3. This opening is ideal for the type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start.

How to play against the Albin-Counter Gambit

Black’s 3-to-1 advantage will eventually be worth a piece. Tikkanen-Nabaty and Sakeev-Nabaty For amateurs, almost anything is playable. However, there seems to be a trap of sorts: Forgot that series on my above list. Rxf6 Everything looks normal until move 7, where Black’s Queenside castling pretty much declares he’s uninterested in a draw.

He believes White’s King’s position is weak and he’s exploiting it now. Countee, one should not have to work it all out at the board, but rather practise beforehand. Don’t try to “refute” it as soon as you can. Ra1 is a terrible blunder.