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I looked up this video after playing against a computer program that repeatedly came up with the Albin countergambit against my d4 openings, and kept beating me. It may not be sound for black but it's one of these openings that can get white into a lot of trouble if he doesn't make the proper early key moves.
Great video. I'll go straight back to that computer and give it a thrashing! Thanks Roman.
Good one sir, it indeed was helpful and gave me the idea behind the gambit. As you said this opening is dying down, very few lovers of this gambit presently.
Thanks for the video, very instructive!
very funny take on this opening and a very instructive explanation of the effective tactical shots white can look for.
Regarding GM Dzindzichashvili's comment about not being able to find a strong player who plays the Albin, there are several Super GMs who play it, including Kasimdzhanov and Morozevich, who both play it occasionally.
Kasimdhanov has an excellent video for ChessBase on Albin's Counter-Gambit.
the video is instructive, but it's pretty much useless to me since i didn't play against the albin gambit and never will. i don't even play the albin gambit.
Great video! Very informative. Thanks for advancing our chess!
Jeremy from FL
as much as I enjoy mr.dzindzichasvhili this is a very weak attempt to refute the albin.
But as someone else pointed out in this thread 5.a3 is probably the best and good lines are provided in avrukh's books Gm repertoire 1.d4 (volume 1 i think)
I see this all the time, thanks so much for the video
Thanks for the video! Good stuff.
I enjoyed learning about this opening; don't encounter it often though. The idea to prolong Nc3 and also play e6 are key. And I like the way the bishop its out from h3 those are nice ideas.
Absolutely brilliant lecture! If your DVD's are like your chess.com lectures I'm going to invest! :)
What about Benko gambit and Marshall gambit. They seem sound for black
Morozevic wasn't the only strong player that employed the Albin. But comments like "if it's good enough for him, then it's good for me too" do not apply, for a very simple reason: Moro is a genius, and he can play whatever he fooking pleases with success. We aren't, though.
if 5.e4, couldn't black plal 4... dxe3 e.p?
I liked the video, but given your opinion of gambits for black, I would be interested to see what analysis you might be able to present concerning the Benko.
why wouldn't black just eat the pawn at c4?
Sadly enough, no coverage at all of Black's main option against 5.g3, namely 5...Bf5! 6.Bg2 Qd7 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Qb3 0-0-0 9.Rd1 Na5! which is scoring well for black.
On the other hand, almost every schoolboy already knows that 5.a3! gives a serious advantage to white in all lines.
Kiril Georgiev has covered this in his "Squeezing the Gambits" book in exemplary fashion. Boris Avrukh also suggests 5.a3 in his white repertoire book, although his analysis is not as thorough/convincing.
Please, no more shallow "refutations". We are really fed up with them.
When I looked it up, 80% of White players are playing Bg2 over Nbd2 in the ...Bg4 line. Nice system for White!
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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