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  1. 02 Mar '07 20:45
    Game 3253623

    I just finished a short game as Black playing the Albin Counter-Gambit. Do any of you play this opening often and if so, what are your feelings about it. I'd appreciate any comments on how my game. Thanks.
  2. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    02 Mar '07 20:48
    Originally posted by 93confirmed
    Game 3253623

    I just finished a short game as Black playing the Albin Counter-Gambit. Do any of you play this opening often and if so, what are your feelings about it. I'd appreciate any comments on how my game. Thanks.
    Have been played this opening 4 years ago, but dropped it after losing to one youngster in opening.
  3. 02 Mar '07 21:30
    I enjoy playing it as Black, but it's not exactly great for black with best play. It's just barely playable, though, and if you know it very well there's absolutely no reason why you can't play it at the class levels (2000 and under OTB), since it's sharp and you'll almost always know it better than your opponents.

    Probably less smart to play it in correspondence, but I do it anyway.
  4. 03 Mar '07 02:38
    Your game shows how white can become easily confused. Your opponent was trying to be way too clever and ignored his development. I wonder what the point of h3 was? Anyway, good job focusing on the critical weakness on c2 as well as exploiting whites uncoordinated pieces and exposed king.
  5. 03 Mar '07 13:44
    Originally posted by giantrobot
    Your game shows how white can become easily confused. Your opponent was trying to be way too clever and ignored his development. I wonder what the point of h3 was? Anyway, good job focusing on the critical weakness on c2 as well as exploiting whites uncoordinated pieces and exposed king.
    Thanks. He brought the Queen out to early and I was able to develop at least 2 or 3 times with tempo. I'm going to play this opening more and see what happens.