Francisco Friday for 5/20/2022

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”]

[Date “2022.03.06”]

[White “Anonymous”]

[Black “Francisco Anchondo”]

[Result “0-1”]

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+


Published by chessmusings

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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