Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Albin Counter Gambit Victories

Albin Counter Gambit wins again! A king hunt leads to a quick checkmate. Jose Alves Santos defeats Jose Velho Guerreiro with the Albin Counter Gambit in early 2017. White is in trouble on move eight. He lasts only ten more moves before checkmate.

Bonus Game: White usually accepts the gambit with 3.dxe5. John Crompton ("JECmate") won a quick Albin in a critical line. I included it in my notes below.

Guerreiro tried 3.Nc3. Black sacrificed a pawn for a big lead in development. The White king was on the run by move nine. It's good to centralize the king in the endgame, but it's fatal to do so in the opening. Later, the rating of Jose Santos rose to 2208.

[My Queen Pawn book includes 25 Albin Counter Gambit games.]
[My Queens Gambit Playbook book gives a plan for White.]

Guerreiro - Santos (2193), Portugal Open Rapid 2017 Lisbon, 11.02.2017 begins 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.Nc3 [3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. a3 Nge7 6. e3 Bg4 7. exd4 Bxf3 8.gxf3 Qxd4 9. Bd2 Qxe5+ 10. Be2 O-O-O 11. Qc2 Nd4 12. Qe4 Qxe4 13. fxe4 Nc2+ 0-1. vikram9999 - JECmate,, 23.05.2017] 3...exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qxd5 Be6 6.Qxd8+ [6.Bg5 Bxd5 7.Bxd8 Bxg2 8.Bxg2 Rxd8 9.Bxc6+ bxc6=] 6...Rxd8 7.e4 [7.Bf4 Bxc4 8.Bxc7 Rd7 9.Bf4 Nb4 10.Rc1 Nxa2=] 7...Nb4 8.a3 [8.Nd5 Nc2+ 9.Kd2 Nxa1 10.Bd3 Bd6-+] 8...Nc2+ 9.Ke2 Nxa1 [9...Bxc4+ 10.Kf3 Bxf1-+] 10.Kf3 [10.Nd5 Rc8 11.b4 c6-+] 10...Nb3 11.Bg5 Nd2+ 12.Bxd2 Rxd2 13.Nge2 [13.b4 c5 14.Ke3 Rb2-+] 13...Rd3+ 14.Kf4 Nf6 15.Ng3 g5+ 16.Kxg5 Rg8+ 17.Kxf6 Rg6+ 18.Ke5 Bd6# 0-1

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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