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  1. 09 Aug '09 06:02
    I just can't play against it. Can someone PGN the lines?

    I can't crack it.
  2. Standard member rking00
    Suicide Bishop
    09 Aug '09 06:09
  3. Standard member rking00
    Suicide Bishop
    09 Aug '09 06:28
    Then 5. g3 looks good. Put the bishop on g2, and castle kingside before trying to deal with black's advanced d-pawn. I don't have much experience with this opening, but it looks like something to not be afraid of. Just play solid developing moves. Remember, you are up by a pawn so it is up to black to get some compensation for it.
  4. 09 Aug '09 10:35
    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."

    The key words being; "YOU will then discover..."

    and that is you taking your first steps to becoming a chess player.

    For your own sake don't start playing 1.d4 and 2.Bf4 to avoid it.
  5. 09 Aug '09 10:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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.
    He should play 1. e4 to avoid it but not 2. Bf4? :p

    Anyway, fianchetto that bishop, it is the most easy way to challenge this variation. I also like the spassky variation, which is 4. e4
  6. 09 Aug '09 17:08 / 1 edit
    In the albin countergambit, black usually has two plans: a) castle queenside and attack or b) try to regain the pawn on e5. In both cases, a Kingside fianchetto is usually extremely effective

    Black can go wrong- here's how I once snared someone in an otb game

    and at this point, 15. Qa6+ Kb8 16.Bxc6 wins the queen.

    I'll look around for another game of mine where black tried the plan of ....nge7 and Ng6, to get the e5 pawn back and post it when I find it