Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5

The Albin Counter-Gambit offers a 'real' gambit in response to the Queen's Gambit. Black seeks to knock out the d4 pawn and then push his d5 pawn to d4, gaining space.


  • Aggressive
  • Unusual
  • Black gains space


  • White will be up a pawn
  • White can fianchetto the Bf1 and get strong pressure
  • The d4-pawn can be undermined
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