Albin Counter-Gambit (Queen’s Gambit) #1 – 4.e4 – f6!?

Albin Counter-Gambit (Queen’s Gambit) #1 – 4.e4 – f6!?


Welcome back friends of Dynamic chess Ready to analyse the next opening This time I give you an opening with a black against a Queen Gambit of white The variation we will analyse is the counter gambit Albin a very aggressive variation and also very riskily if white will defend perfectly specially when we play a gambit it’s hard to get an advantage, but as we well know perfection doesn’t exist, out target is to put under pressure our opponent and induce him to make a mistake as always I invite you to subscribe the channel, leave a like and active the bell to not lose all the next videos. Let’s start to analyse this amazing gambit. Ready to analyse the counter gambit Albin As we said Queen open from white Queen Gambit so d4 d5 c4 Counter Gambit is now e5! The idea is after dxe4 to push in d4, controlling important squares in the enemy area main line here is Nf3 foilowed by Nc6 that we will analyse In the next video. in this video I’d like to show you a particular variation, e4 from white side but firs we analyse a commune mistake that many rookie players do the push in e3 this move is strategically a losing move, or better say not good, because after Ab4+ Bd2, or Nd2 doesn’t change dxe3 from black here, white has to be careful because if he plays Bxb4 He lose fast after the simple exf2 check, black is related to defend the queen so he cannot take the pawn and he is force to play Ke2 Which is for you the move let black win? The move let black win is exg1=N! check!! exg1=N! check!! Now white cannot take the Knight in g1 because after Rxg1 it’s followed by Bg4+ and white will lose the Queen so since he cannot take it he is forced to move the King to e1 and after the simple Qh4 check the advantage of black is clear he has even a piece more So in this position after dxe3 from black we said Bxb4 is losing so white has to take the pawn with fxe3, but black can get an little vantage with Qh4 check g3 of white, Qe4 attacking e3, since the bishop is pinned The Rook in h1 and the pawn e5 white cannot defend all of three let’s see why black has an advantage, for example a move like Qf3 it’s followed by Bxd2 check since the bishop in b4 was pending Nxd2, Qxe5 and the weak pawn in e3 guarantees to the black a strategically advantage and positional The same is after Nf3 Black first take in e3 with check after Ae2, Bxd2 check Qxd2 Qxd2+, Nxd2 Ne7 with the idea Nc6, Ng6 making a pressure on a weak pawn in e5 of white Another move to consider is also the sacrifice of exchange, Bxb4, follow Qxh1 Nf3, Now, as you can see, the Queen looks blocked in this square but black make in time fo free her with Bg4, attacking the Knight in f3 Knight in d2 Nc6, attacking the Bishop in b4,k so after the simple Bc3 OOO from black pinning the Knight in d2 and so making a strong pressure on Knight in f3 and Queen is saved So we said the push in e3 It not a good move, so white decide to push in e4, This variation is very particular, obviously the trick doesn’t work anymore because the en-passant, as you know it can be done only now which is the move I advice for black? The main line, or more safe is Nc6 but the move I want to show you is f6, a risky move but in the same time very aggressive what white can do? the firs move we analyse is Nf3 in my opinion it is not correct move because block the push of pawn in f4 a very important move in my opinion of white to control the center and support the pawn in e4 Nc6 of black, attacking the pawn e5 forcing white to take in f6 after Nxf6 attacking the pawn e4 Bd3 Black play simple Bb4 check Bd2 of white Also Nbd2 is an option, but in Bd2 is more precise castling from black side taking here in b4 in my opinion is not the a good move because then the Knight reaching the square b4 will attack the bishop in d3 making also a strong pressure on pawn in e4 castling of white Bg4, pinning the Knight in f3 now, white, in my opinion, has to be careful black has compensation for his pawn his pieces are very dynamic for example a move like a3 In my opinion after Be7 black has a net advantage position the main idea of black is to move the Knight from f6 to d7 attacking, with the rook the Knight in f3 forcing black to take after the change, with the pawn making weak this 2 pawns and discovering the opponent King the move here the engine advice is the particular a3 to be honest I wasn’t prepared on this move Since on the book I studied it was not mentioned Let’s see what black can play a develop move like Nc6 obviously it’s not possible take this pawn Because there the diagonal of Qh5 is discovered after Nc6 now e5 is threatened so white has to take in f6 After Nxf6 the pawn e4 is holding so Bd3 The move I advice here is very aggressive let’s see first, a safe move would be Be7 after Be7 the position is more strategic could follow Be7 f4, castling Nf3, a5 to avoid b4, and the idea Nd7-Nc5 push in a4 and take the Knight in b3 this is a strategic plane that is not bad, but it is not out target to play so slow and strategic the move I advice instead, is Bd6 a move more aggressive and riskly Bd6 is all by my personal analyses so let’see what is going on since I did not find material to study it here white, in my opionion, has to play f4 as we already saw, moves like Nf3 are not good because leave this square unprotected and white is under pressure after Bg4 so f4, controlling more the center what black can do here? Black develop the bishop in g4 attacking the Queen gaining also a tempo Nf3 from white defending in the same time the Queen now pushing e5 of white is a real threat so black has to defend himself playing the move Nd7 what white can do? white has to play aggressive if white plays passive, like pushing b4 what is the idea of b4? we see then Knight does not have other squares a part d2 and the bishop doesn’t have much squares to go since c3 is under control and d2 is for the Knight so b4 has the idea to attack on queen side and take the bishop in b2 unfortunately the black get a net advantage after the simple castling that attack the pawn f4 of white what white can do to defend from the threat of Bxf4? he can push the pawn f in f5 but simply after Bxf3, Qxf3 there is Nce5 attacking the Queen and the Bishop now, anywhere goes the Queen black will capture the Bishop in d3 so the Queen goes back in d3 and after Qh4 check white is forced to lose castling moving the King, suffering a strong attack of black if white decide to play g3 instead of move the King will follow simply Bxg3 check since the pawn h2 is pinned white is forced to take with the Queen, but after Qxe4 check there is a double attack to the king and the rook The same is if white push in e5 simply first we take in f3 attacking the Queen now white cannot take with the Queen because the pawn f4 will be pinned and the pawn in e5 will fall so he is forced to take with the pawn and after Qh4 check white will be under a strong attack. So we so b4 for white is not a good idea white in my opinion can or castling and after back castling the position is equal. Or else a more aggressive move of white in my opinion is the push in e5 that attack the Bishop in d6 and for black is not worth move it or else he just lose time so the move I advice is to sacrifice the piece Nxd5 and after fxe5, Nxe5 now this knight is pinned and black do a lot of pressure on this knight that as we said it is the defender of diagonal h4-e1 white here has to be very careful how to defend himself for example a defending move like Be2 the unpinned also the Knight doesn’t work, because after d3! the bishop is attacked and has to move from that square. so it takes the pawn in d3 but simply after Bxf3 we come back in the previous position gxf3, Qh4 check and the black attack is very strong for example if white decide to escape in a square like d2 simply after Be7 that open the d column for the rook A of black it is fatal for white he cannot save the bishop for example Kc2 it follows Rd8! important Rd8 and not castling or else white had Bf5 check! another move like castling is dangerous because after castling of black the pressure on f3 is very strong and white risk to take with g pawn discovering the white king. So black will have a good compensation for his piece sacrificed the only good move that white has in this position is the strong Be4, that defend the Knight in f3 and active the Bishop in an important diagonal a8-h1 let’s see what can do here the black the move I advice is castling, going again to make pressure on the Knight in f3 as before, castling is dangerous because white risk to discover his position after he will have to take with the g pawn so the move I advice is Nbd2 reinforcing the defend on f3 here black have a very interesting move I like a Qe7! because Qe7 attack in x-ray the white king pin the bishop e4, so it doesn’t defend anymore the f3 square, and force the white to castling other moves are not useful for white, so castling frees from the pin, and thank to the Knight in d2 now white has enough defends on f3 what black can do here? in my opinion Nxf3 is the best move, the knight in d2 is defending the bishop in e4 so white is forced to take with the bishop and so now black can play Qh4 threatening of course mate in h2 of course not instant Qxh2 but Bxh2 check, after Kh1, Bg3+ and then mate in h2 so white has to defend from this threat and here has to be very careful the black attack is very strong and white is forced to play precise or else he will lose the game for example a move like h3 will lose after the simple Qg3 it looks the king has an escape square and so he can take in g4 but after Qh2 check, Kf2 black take the Rook a in e8 closing definitely this column for white and the threat Bg3# is unstopable the only move white can try is to play Rg1 freeing the square f1 for the king but after the simple Bg3 check and Kf1 will follow the simple Re1 check gaining the white Queen, for the engine it is not even the best move, but it is more then enough to win the game So the only defend move of white is g3 black mustn’t lose time Bxg3 sacrificing the Bishop that white cannot accept because after hxg3, will follow Qxg3 check, Kh1 forced Rf6! and the mate in h6 cannot be avoided moving the Knight to free the bishop will fall the bishop in f3 so the only move to defend is Qe2 taking the Queen in an important row that defend important squares for black. Let’s see what black can do here Bh3 is, in my opinion, the strongest move that I found, it attack the Rook and we moved the bishop that was holding, now let’s see what can do the white this move has a problem if white will play hxg3 black has to take a draw with Qxg3 check Bg2 d3 of black that attack the Queen the Queen is defending the g2 square and so he is forced to play Qe4 after Rae8 here black has a strong attack but white can save himself with a draw, after Qxb7 keeping the control of g2 Qe3 check Kh2 of white, Bxg2 Qxg2 Qh6 and here black will perpetual after Kg1, Qe3+ it will continue like that, if King should go in h1, follow Qh6 check if Qh2, Qc6 check and the game is draw for repetition ok, it is not a winning move this combination but white defended perfectly so black has to take a draw but we can say white could play differently before, so he could play to win and so he took the draw an important note, in this position if white will try to avoid the draw and so not play Kg1 but Qh3 he will lose, because simply will follow the forced mate in 10 moves after Re2+ I ll leave to you the analyse to find all the moves for the forced checkmate, as you can see is in 9 moves let’s back in this position, we said taking in g3 will take to a forced sequence of move that give a draw. If white would try to play to win he can play Bd5 check forcing Kh8 now the Rook in f1 is holding so Rxf8+, Rxf8 and here again if white takes in g3 again it will take to a draw after Qxg3+ check, here the only defending move is Kh1, and after the simple push in c6 we see this bishop doesn’t have much square Bf3 will follow d3 of black, hoping of course white will take it, but of course he cannot take that pawn, because will follow the simple Bg2 check and the bishop of white in f3 is pinned or else white will lose his Queen the only defend of white is to play Qh2 but after Qe1+, Qg1 Qh4, white is forced to play Qh2 going again to the repetition of moves instead a strong move of white is to play Nf3, that attack the Queen Let’s see what black can play here the move I advice is d3 attacking the white Queen taking the Queen is not worth because after Nxh4 and dxe2 the square in f1 cannot be defended even if he moves the bishop there is simply Rf1+ Rxf1 and here there is checkmate so Nxh4 is not possible, let’see what else can play here the white for example Qxd3 is also losing for the simple Bf2 check white, taking in d3, diverted the Queen from the control of f2 square. this king of sacrifice is called “divert sacrifice” Kf1 is forced and here after Qg4 black cannot defend the sqaure g2, if he decide to move the Knight from f3, letting the bishop control g2 white lose the control of g1. so white cannot avoid the checkmate. the only way is to play Qxh7 but of course tha game is lost Ng5 check sacrificing the Queen now the Knight moved with check, white can avoid the checkmate but the game is lost so not the Queen neither the pawn are touchable from white let’s see another move he can play Qe4, now it control the g4 square and so after Bf2 check and Kh1 Black cannot play Qg4 but what black can do here? he has again another good move. Qh5! it control the square e8 to sustain the entrance of the Rook, in fact if white will not be careful and plays a move like Bxb7 will follow the simple Re8. Re8 threats a checkmate in e1, but you say, there is the Knight in f3 that is defending the square e1 but after the Queen moves here is following an amazing sacrifice Qxf3 check! sacrificing the Queen black remove the only defender of e1 square and so Re1 checkmate! an amazing Queen sacrifice of black. it is obvious white has to be careful he cannot take in b7 and has to play a move like Bb2 that control the square e1 with the Rook but after the simple push in c6 we note this bishop doesn’t have any square to go so what white can do? he still have some moves, he can play Qe7 attacking the Rook in f8 after Re8 and here white has only one move forced to not lose the piece Qf7! that attack the Queen in h5, how you can see those are all forced moves, it is a very tactical game where to be prepared is always worth and if your opponent is not find all this moves is very hard, but even in this case black has a winning position Qxf7, Bxf7 will follow Re2! taking the Rook in a position very very strong from where can be follow a lot of tactical ideas, how you can see this bishop is the only defender of the bishop in d2 maybe the black bishop can go in g4, attacking the Knight the other bishop from f2 could move in c5 threatening Bg2+ so white has to be very careful but in my opinion black has a net better position and so in this position we analysed the capture in h4 the capture in d3 and Qe4 I did not find by myself a move for white that can give him an advantage or an equal game, so to be honest I was very surprised when the engine played a very wonderful move of white I really invite you to pause think and find this move and if you find it, I really congrats to you the secret move is the wonderful Qg2!! incredible this move, it places the Queen in holding position but it is the only move white can do to not lose the game after this move I really shake hand to my opponent because it is a very hard and amazing and it force black to play more aggressive and sacrifices because here even the black has to be very careful, he doesn’t have many moves to do, he has the Bishop holding also the Queen in h4 is not easy to save himself. If he takes the Queen in g2, after Nxh4 the bishop in g2 and g3 are both holding and so black lose material so the only move is the Rook sacrifice! Rxf3! removing the piece was attacking the Queen, now the white Queen is holding so is forced Qxf3 now black can play Qxh2+ it looks another sacrifice but white cannot capture the bishop because it is followed by the simple Bg4 discovery check and gaining the Queen so he is forced to play Kh1 now white threat the mate in f8 so black has to be careful and play another beautiful move Bf5! leaving another piece holding I think we left more piece under attack here then in all our history chess if white decide to take the bishop in f5, black can save himself whit Bd6+ going to draw a game where he is has a piece and rook less so draw this game is not bad after Qh2 Kf1, Qe2 check and it follows the perpetual but here white has another good move to play to win that is Bg5! that attack the Queen in h4 and so now the discovery check is useless since the Queen is under attack, and after Qxg5 Kxh2 now black has a Rook less but after all, as you can see, the position is equal the wonderful move the black has here is very simple the push in c6!! and the bishop doesn’t have any square to escape let’s see if it goes in f7, if it goes in f7 white lose quickly after Qh4 check white has to be careful, he cannot go in g2 because it is followed by Be4 and so it is forced Kg1 Again Be4 after Be4 the Queen has to move Qe3 and here after the simple push in d2, white lose the game, what black threats? Qh1 check followed by the promotion in d1 and white cannot control that square if Queen take the pawn in d2 it lose the control of g3 square that is very important, in fact after Qg3 check will follow Bd3 check and the only way is put the Queen in e2 and so lose the game since Bf7 is not available, the only move is Be4 but here there is double attack Qh4 check again Kg2 is not playable since after Bxe4 black pin the Queen, so Kg1, here we cannot take by bishop because there is the checkmate in f8 so we are forced to take by Queen so finally we change the Queen and we will play this very interesting final where we are an exchange down but 3 pawns more but white has a active rook, after the simple Re1, it threats the mate in e8 forced so Bg6 and the entrance in 7th of the rook is very strong after h5 the final in my opinion is all to be played it is true now white take back some pawns but he has to be careful because the pawns on king side are very strong a very interesting position to play in my opinion this variation is very beautiful white can try the push in e4 against the counter gambit Albin because it is a very aggressive variation and black can try this gambit with f6 going through in complications and in my opinion is the only one line that black has to attack after the push in e4 of white in the starting position I want just let you note that the position was reachable even after the push in d4, here white can play a3, after Nc6 now white can play e4 going in the previous variatioin there are so many way to go in that position we end here the first part of counter gambit Albin with e4 we will see the in the second part the main line without a3 but followed just by Bd3 and not a3 If you liked the video, subscribe the channel to share the video as much as possible with your friends to help me to grow up it This channel will treat many opening analysed in detail and overall as you can see in objective way leave a like and active the bell to not lose the next videos I am Alberto, a good bye to all friends of Dynamic Chess!

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