About the Course
The Albin Counter-Gambit appears on the board after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 followed by 3. dxe5 d4. It is a pretty unusual, yet tricky opening. Black sacrifices the pawn in exchange for very good development and an advanced d4-pawn. There is some theory you need to know if you are planning to play Albin Counter-Gambit for either side.
It can be a great surprise weapon, especially in a must-win situation. In this course IM Ratkovic does a great job preparing you for anything white can throw at you in the subtleties of Albin Counter-Gambit. And white better be prepared as well, because if they’re not – the game will be quick!
What you will learn:
- The most common setups and pawn formations for Black
- What to play against a very popular Fianchetto Variation?
- What to play if white deviates from the theory? [strategies and plans to keep in mind]
- The ‘normal’ line and what it’s about?
- Tackling unusual and offbeat lines and variations
- How top GMs attack with the Albin Counter-Gambit?
IM Milovan Ratkovic (FIDE 2411)
is a Serbian International Master and chess coach. Some of his top students were able to reach 2400 and 2300 Elo respectively. IM Ratkovic is an active tournament player and one of his near-future goals is obtaining the Grandmaster title.