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ChessMood 8 months ago

NEW ARTICLE: Elephant Gambit | The Refutation
Hey Champions!

We have this topic in our Blog: 

https://chessmood.com/blog/elephant-gambit-the-refutation

If you have any questions, comments or you just liked it, feel free to share your thoughts here.

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David Flynn

David Flynn 8 months ago

Nice work - shame we can't like the original post. Used to play at a club where a 2000 level player would play this opening, and it was frustrating despite knowing how to defeat it, not being able to remember the exact sequence under pressure so he'd often get away with things. Another caveman's opening sent back to the stone age hopefully - looking forward to reviewing the course.

Perhaps the Saturday after the e6 tournament we can be beating elephants (real elephants will not be harmed).
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David Flynn

David Flynn 8 months ago

Edit: After reading the article this has been checked against the book's offering. Good work and way to ruin 416 pages of study someone might have done.

And the Stafford Gambit is next - so we'll be sending that back to Stafford (though it's named after a person, not the place).
David Flynn

David Flynn 8 months ago

Just had a 3 minute game which ended badly for the opponent: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nxe5 dxe4 4. Bc4 Be6 (not covered in the course, but it's awful) 5. Bxe6 fxe6 6. Qh5+ (what else) g6 7. Nxg6 Nf6 8. Qb5+ (computer prefers Qh4) c6 9. Qb7 Nbd7 (blunder) 10. Nxh8 Rb8 11. Qxc6 Rc8 12. Qxe6+ - good night Nellie!

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Nils Philipp

Nils Philipp 8 months ago

We should invite Eric Rosen to the upcoming closed tournament on the Stafford. 
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David Flynn

David Flynn 8 months ago

Or any of his students that want to try it out against the upcoming lines. More counter-ideas the better.

David Flynn

David Flynn 8 months ago

Not to mention also a good advert for Chessmood.
Nils Philipp

Nils Philipp 8 months ago

Well, having read the article (the video course is still on my to-do list),  I gave it a try. Unfortunately, my opponent went for a rather tame line:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5? 3. exd5 Bd6 4. d3?!

More in the Elephant's spirit would have been to respond with 4. ... f5 (there is one game of Corbin, one of the few Elephant's aficionados in the database with this reply), however, 4. ... Nf6 was ok, too. I then decided to finally sacrifice to pawn with 7. ... c6 and to enjoy a bit more active position. Later, my opponent blundered a piece and the game became quite tactical with not too much time left.

I think I will use the Elephant Gamit as a kind of surprise in our next club games (they all know that I usually play the Petroff).