Originally posted by greenpawn34He should play 1. e4 to avoid it but not 2. Bf4? :p
Play 1.e4. or why not play the Albin yourself.
Pretty soon someone will play a variation you did not like as Black
and there you are. You then fine tune that variation.
If I've said this once, I've said it 739 times:
"If an opening is giving you trouble then start playing it yourself.
You will then discover it's strengths and weakness's."
T ...[text shortened]... ng a chess player.
For your own sake don't start playing 1.d4 and 2.Bf4 to avoid it.