- The Complete Albin Counter-Gambit
Written by Belgian FIDE master Luc Henris, this book contains a comprehensive presentation of the present-day theory of the Albin Counter-Gambit.
This opening, which has always held a strong attraction for the daring attacking player, is experiencing a remarkable renaissance lately, notably through the efforts of elite Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich.
The author has thoroughly re-analysed many positions and reveals the ideas behind his pet lines in the gambit. He presents instructive material from games played in recent years, mostly at master and grandmaster level.
The depth of the author's work really reveals itself in the very high number of comments, evaluations, new ideas, original analyses, full-fledged annotations and novelties provided by Luc Henris. This is a really astounding accomplishment.
Detailed theoretical texts introduce each chapter, and the author often points to refutations of Black's play that haven't been mentioned in other works.
This book is undoubtedly the most important work ever realized on the Albin Counter-Gambit.
Anybody who plays this opening as Black will want to own this work and those concerned about being up-to-date with the latest theory as White should definitely get it too.