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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: 493
Years covered: 1857 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 52.7%
   Black wins 29.0%
   Draws 18.3%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Anthony Santasiere  10 games
Rudolf Spielmann  7 games
Paul Keres  6 games
Weaver Warren Adams  3 games
K H Kaehler  3 games
Yakov Estrin  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
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1896
Compx Chess 46 vs Short, 1977
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 493  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J B vs C Craig 0-1171857USAC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. C Brocklebank vs J Higgs 1-0351888Australian ChampionshipC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. Gossip vs Schiffers 0-1201889BreslauC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. L Van Vliet vs J Mason  1-0331891LondonC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. Charousek vs Pillsbury ½-½501896NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. E Schallopp vs Blackburne 0-1201896NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. Winawer vs E Schallopp  1-0521896NurembergC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
8. Charousek vs W Cohn 1-0291897BerlinC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. K A Walbrodt vs H W Trenchard  1-0621898ViennaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. Janowski vs Pillsbury 1-0501898ViennaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
11. Charousek vs J N Berger 0-132189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
12. D Bleijkmans vs W Schwan  1-0421899DCA Congress 27thC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
13. E Delmar vs W Napier 1-0211901BuffaloC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
14. Loman vs C H Sherrard  1-0291902MatchC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. Bardeleben / Allies vs Pillsbury / Allies 0-1451902Consultation gameC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. Pillsbury vs F N Stacy  ½-½311903Blindfold simul, 8bC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. E E Middleton vs Vidmar 0-1211905Barmen Main A, GERC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
18. Alapin vs B Maliutin 1-0351905St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. Alapin vs Marshall 1-0161905OstendC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
20. Spielmann vs W Cohn 1-0221905Barmen Meisterturnier BC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. Alapin vs Chigorin 0-1311906St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. Alapin vs A Romanovsky  1-0281906St PetersburgC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. Maroczy vs Burn 0-1301906OstendeC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
24. Spielmann vs L Van Vliet 1-0301907Ostende-BC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. L Loewenton vs H Baer 0-1171908corr ARGC32 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?
Jan-08-08  crwynn: It's not good ;)
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  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  Shams: <HSOL> Isn't that line just known to be bad for Black?
Oct-02-11  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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