This is the first of a two part mini series based on a game I played a few days ago in which my opponent (Black) challenged my Queen’s Gambit opening with the Albin Countergambit, which goes like this:

  1. d4 d5
  2. c4 e5

It’s an exciting way for Black to play because after just two moves two gambits have been offered, one by White (Queen’s Gambit) and one by Black (Albin Countergambit).

I’ll talk more about the Albin Countergambit in my next post. Today’s post is about how the game itself played out.

An Unexpected Move…

Suffice it to say that after 3. dxe5 I was expecting that Black would either advance his pawn to d4 or take the c4 pawn…

Instead, Black surprised me by moving his Bishop to e6. I smelt a rat, but I was also vaguely aware that White must beware of a trap or two in the Albin Countergambit and was not certain that Black was hoping to spring one…

Black’s Blunder is the First And The Worst!

As it turned out, Black was the first to blunder, in the seventh move.

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