The Albin Countergambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves:. The opening is an uncommon defense to the Queen's Gambit. In exchange for the gambit pawn, Black has a central wedge at d4 and gets some chances for an attack. Often White will try to return the pawn at an opportune moment to gain a positional advantage. Although this opening was originally played by Cavallotti against Salvioli at the Milan tournament of , it takes its name from Adolf Albin , who played it against Emanuel Lasker in New York Though it is not played frequently at the master level, Russian grandmaster Alexander Morozevich has recently made some successful use of it.

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A Dangerous Weapon. Jean-Louis Marchand Editions. Rue de Belle Vue, 60 Bruxelles - Belgium. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter ClJf3 ClJc6 5. ClJf3 ClJc6. Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter Index of variations. Index of games. Index of players. Avoiding main-line opening theory and. With the Albin Counter-Gambit, Black. Positions resulting. But D'Kelly used to say that the.

Dur gambit. In addition, at club level, gambits usually lead to the kind of exciting open play that many players find attractive. Moreover many pLayers find it uncomfortabLe to. Counter-Gambit is a rather risky opening. And in such positions, the cost of a single error 1S therefore very high. Grandmasters had been willing to take the. But then suddenly Alexander Morozevich. My aim. He would shortly be joined by a. I have analysed. Nakamura amongst others. My current database includes.

The interest for the gambit has never been. My book gives an excellent overview of the. Many of the games given in the. In the theoretical texts and the annotated.

My book is intended not only for the. I hope this book will make it possible for. Albin Counter-Gambit even further. I wish you a lot of pleasure while playing. Luc Henris. Origins of the gambit. Although the Queenls Gambit was first. Italy concluded that Serafino. Le Principali. The origins of the Albin Counter-Gambit. Counter-Gambit was tested for the first. Italian championship. But others mention the game Keresev - Urs played as early as Today's opinion is that Adolt Albin Counter-Gambit was made.

The Italian chess historian Adriano Chicco. Certainly, this voids any real claim t r o m. Cavalotti, since Dubois's work from originated the idea. But was Dubois the. Albin wrote a few articles to defend his ideas, for instance in Neue Hamburger. Zeitung's chess column in and his. Albin's Romanian manual also appeared in. The Viennese chess columns from the s and early s likely contain some very early games of Adolf Albin that.

Adolf Albin. Adolf Albin was born in Bucharest in Later he moved to Austria, living in. A chess journalist by profession, he achieved his best result in New York in. Pillsbury and Showalter. Albin was a very dangerous opponent for his contemporaries and was able to support his opening ideas with his. He inflicted defeats on almost all of the great masters. Schiffers, Schlechter, Showalter, Steinitz and Tarrasch.

Albin's opening philosophy was strongly connected to his personal character. He created it and radicalized it. He was the passionate type, living the game as he thought was interesting and treading his own path. From this perspective, Albin is among the first who gained a deep grasp of using an. His perpetual. A simple piece of the puzzle is.

Counter-Gambit game. Dubois's claim. Albin independently discovered idea around the year Albin was an edgy master who combatively injected tension in his games and was. Therefore he would try to snatch the. Secondly, Albin was a gambler both in life and over the board. As opposed to. Dubois's prudence, Albin would bet his savings to defend his eccentric ideas. It takes a gambler to concoct agambit. History of the gambit. Thereafter the Albin Counter-Gambit was launched, and discussed 'intensely, during the famous tournament of Munich It was adopted systematically by attacking.

The theory of the opening was still at an embryonie stage. But these. The Albin until Counter-Gambit's vogue. When the hypermoderns arrived, many were still afraid of it, to such an extent. The Albin Counter-Gambit went through a long period of time of disfavour between the two world wars.

Boris Spassky also gave it a try. In more recent times, the Albin Counter- Gambit has been a very rare guest at master level. Modern gambit. In , a thematic tournament was especially dedicated to the Albin Counter- Gambit. The organizers secured an.


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