First debuted by Adolf Albin against Emanuel Lasker in 1893, the Albin Counter Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) is a good surprise weapon for attacking chess players who seek to take a Queen’s Gambit player out of their prep. Decades ago, Francisco Anchondo taught a masterclass in the San Francisco Bay Area on this hyper aggressive defense for black by showing games from such attacking grandmasters as Paul Keres and Alexander Morozevich. In the game below, Francisco walks in the footsteps of these giants of our game and creates a modern classic all of his own.
[Event “Casual Blitz game”]
[Black “Francisco Anchondo”]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bf4 f6 6.exf6 Nxf6 7.e3 Bb4+ 8.Nbd2 dxe3
9.Bxe3 O-O 10.Be2 Re8 11.O-O Rxe3 12.fxe3 Ng4 13.Nd4 Nxe3 14.Qb3 Nxd4 15.Qxe3
Bxd2 16.Qxd2 Nf3+