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King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit (C32)
1 e4 e5 2 f4 d5 3 exd5 e4 4 d3 Nf6

Number of games in database: 479
Years covered: 1857 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 52.4%
   Black wins 29.2%
   Draws 18.4%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Anthony Santasiere  8 games
Rudolf Spielmann  7 games
Heikki Westerinen  7 games
Miroslav Radojcic  3 games
Andreas Moen  3 games
Weaver Warren Adams  3 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968
Keres vs V Petrov, 1940
P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923
Compx Chess 46 vs Short, 1977
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1896
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 479  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J B vs C Craig 0-117 1857 USAC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. C Brocklebank vs J Higgs 1-035 1888 Australian ChampionshipC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. Gossip vs Schiffers 0-120 1889 BreslauC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. E Schallopp vs Blackburne 0-120 1896 NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. Charousek vs Pillsbury ½-½50 1896 NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. Winawer vs E Schallopp  1-052 1896 NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. Charousek vs W Cohn 1-029 1897 BerlinC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
8. Charousek vs J N Berger 0-132 1898 11th DSB Kongress, CologneC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. Janowski vs Pillsbury  1-050 1898 ViennaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. K A Walbrodt vs H W Trenchard  1-062 1898 ViennaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
11. D Bleijkmans vs W Schwan  1-042 1899 AmsterdamC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
12. E Delmar vs W Napier  1-021 1901 BuffaloC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
13. Bardeleben / Allies vs Pillsbury / Allies 0-145 1902 consultation gameC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
14. Spielmann vs W Cohn 1-022 1905 Barmen Meisterturnier BC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. E E Middleton vs Vidmar 0-121 1905 Barmen Main A, GERC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. Alapin vs Marshall 1-016 1905 OstendC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. Alapin vs B Maliutin 1-035 1905 St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
18. Alapin vs A Romanovsky  1-028 1905 St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. Maroczy vs Burn 0-130 1906 OstendeC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
20. Alapin vs Chigorin 0-131 1906 St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. Spielmann vs L Van Vliet 1-030 1907 Ostende-BC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. L Loewenton vs H Baer 0-117 1908 corr ARGC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. Spielmann vs Von Bardeleben 1-027 1908 PragueC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
24. Lasker vs J W te Kolste 0-122 1908 The HagueC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. Lasker vs W Meiners 0-144 1908 The HagueC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: The moves don't correspond to the position on the board.
Jan-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Yes, and where is Schulten-Morphy?
Jan-24-06  Fischer of Men: I just added it.
Feb-12-06  Fischer of Men: Apparently that game is ECO C31 so it was already in the database.
Jul-07-06  Wassily: 8. ... Bf2+
Jul-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: <8. ... Bf2+> What about it?
Feb-13-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ganstaman: I used to be scared of the Falkbeer, but now I realize that it gives white similar developmental advantage and central control as the KGA without the investment of a pawn. I'm certainly not scared anymore.
Nov-28-10  rapidcitychess: A quick check with my shiny new MCO-15 reveals this gambit is pretty alright. Lots of and and and = floating around.

My gut says this must be pretty bad. You don't have the infamous ...Bb4+ of the Albin, so where's the good stuff? The central wedge seems short lived, and the pawn minus will take its toll.

Or maybe not.

Any resident experts on the Falkbeer??

Oct-01-11  DeReFormation: Are there any games of the Alapin V.(C32)
Oct-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <DeReFormation> Can you give the moves, please?
Oct-01-11  MaxxLange: Sadly, White can just get a better ending, if they know their stuff, against a lot of the fun lines for Black
Oct-02-11  HSOL: Shams:
Alapin variation: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.d3 Nf6 5.dxe4 Nxe4 6.Nf3 Bc5 7.Qe2 Bf2+ 8.Kd1 Qxd5+ 9.Nfd2
Oct-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <HSOL> Isn't that line just known to be bad for Black?
Oct-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Even though the main lines favor White, I feel like Black can get pretty good play-- at least against me. Lately I've preferred Spassky's idea <1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.d3 Nf6 5.dxe4 Nxe4> as usual and now <6.Be3 Qh4+ 7.g3 Nxg3 8.Nf3 Qe7 9.Nxg3 Qxe3+ 10.Qe2 Qxe2+ 11.Bxe2> with a more comfortable ending.


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