|Sep-15-04|| ||James D Knight: Not many games in the database for Falkbeer , but he played some good players including Anderssen , Staunton , Bird , St. Amant. |
|Nov-16-04|| ||Knight13: Never knew this guy beat Henry Bird. |
|Jan-19-05|| ||MidnightDuffer: I stumble on so many pages with a lot of writing and comments on them. I am surprised that there are not more comments on Falkbeer. |
Face it, the Counter-Gambit named for him, is really very power for Black against the King's Gambit. It seems the way to go in fact.
|Jan-19-05|| ||nikolaas: <MidnightDuffer> I see more future in the classical defence. |
|Jun-27-05|| ||Knight13: Hey. It's Falkbeer's birthday! COol!|
|Apr-05-07|| ||ganstaman: I hate this man. Maybe if he hadn't looked at 1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5, no one else would have for 1000 years or so. I take it no one writes on this page out of hate, too?|
|Aug-01-07|| ||Edmemphis: Yeah, thanks for ruining the Kings' Gambit buddy.|
|Oct-09-07|| ||Andoy: It's very nice for Ernst Falkbeer to break into King's Gambit in his time. Though the database presents only 2 games under his name for the counter-opening he devised, he loses both. |
It maybe such ironic that the an opening has been named after you and yet you proved to be quite unsuccessful in defending so.
However, thanks for the name and a blowing 2. ...d5 push. You made the wild King's Gambit even wilder. Nice work for Player of the Day!
|Oct-09-07|| ||King mega: king gambit, falkbeer is a mirror of Queens gambit, alapin. one of them creates out of his own head, while the other just mirrors it.|
|Oct-09-07|| ||playground player: The Albin Countergambit mirrors the Falkbeer Countergambit on the queen-side (sort of like the Grob mirrors the Polish Opening on the king-side); yet for all their similarity, the Albin seems a lot stronger than the Falkbeer. Why should that be? Simply because you have a little more room on the queen-side?|
|Oct-09-07|| ||gorash: <playground player> I'm not that sure that the Albin is a lot stronger. I think neither of these two can be considered quite strong, but both of them are playable and can cause some surprise to the opposition.|
|Oct-09-07|| ||ganstaman: The King's Gambit and Queen's Gambit are mirror images, yet expecting them to play the same is crazy. One involves exposing your own king and building up kingside pressure. The other doesn't.|
And since the roots of the Albin and Falkbeer play out so differently, I couldn't imagine the two of them being comparable. After all, do you even try to say that 1.d4 and 1.e4 are similar?
The position of the queens and kings really makes openings that would otherwise be mirror images of each other almost complete opposites.
|Oct-09-07|| ||Gypsy: <playground player> I am not sure about this. I always understood Falkbeer and/or Falkbeer/Abbasia to be about as solid-yet-ambitious as you can do meeting KG. In turn, Albin's reputation is rather-ambitious-but-definitely-not-solid.|
|Jun-27-09|| ||wordfunph: Thanks to Ernst Falkbeer for the counter-gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 in the King's Gambit.|
Happy Birthday Master Falkbeer! Beer cheers!
|Nov-14-09|| ||manakin: falkbeer is one of the coolest actual names I've ever heard. Falkbeer. Should have been a big, cheerful Irish bar tender with the proper sideburns...|
|Dec-20-10|| ||Rob Morrison: Bit of a downer that Falkbeer's "Notable Games" doesn't include a single Falkbeer Counter-Gambit.|
|Jun-27-11|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Ernst Falkbeer!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Ernst Falkbeer, today you are remembered!
|Jun-27-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Falkbeer.|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Llawdogg: Happy Birthday Ernst Falkbeer!|