Fun with the Albin Countergambit

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Sep 13, 2010, 12:00 AM |
11 | Opening Theory

Perhaps the most aggressive reply to the Queen's Gambit is the Albin Countergambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4. It is sound enough for use in amateur games and has even been used by the pros in Interzonal competition. Here are a few examples with master players sitting on the Black side.

The main idea of the opening is that Black maintains a strong pawn at d4, which cramps White's position. The opening usually leads to a fierce kingside attack and decisive games are usually the result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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