The Elephant Gambit
The Elephant Gambit (1.e4.e5 2.Nf3 d5!?) has never really been given the attention it deserves. It is a very useful surprise weapon. Let us list the advantages of playing this particular opening: 1) Shock value 2) It is very aggressive. Black can take over the initiative early. 3) Many tricky lines 4) Unorthodox. Black is basically taking the game to the opponent as early as move two. Not many openings do that! It's a perfect opening for young players and club players to adopt. Let Andrew Martin select a repertoire for you on this 60 mins, which, if used with discretion, will rack up the points. I am sure that you will enjoy this unusual tour of the Elephant Gambit.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
- Elephant Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5
- 01: INTRO [01:33]
- 02: Variations Intro [01:12]
- 03: 3.Nxe5 Bd6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nc3 Bxe5 - Mondon,F - Skatchkov,P [03:50]
- 04: 3.Nxe5 Bd6 4.d4 exd4 5.Bc4 Bxe5 - Dzierzak,R - Barglowski,F [07:07]
- 05: 3.Nxe5 Bd6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nc4 Nf6 6.Nc3/Nxd6 - Nadanian,A - Skatchkov,P [07:26]
- 06: 3.Nxe5 Bd6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nc4 Nf6 6.Be2 0-0 - Potapov,P - Skatchkov,P [05:32]
- 07: 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Nc3 0-0/6.Bc4 Nbd7 - Del Castilho,D - Corbin,P [09:12]
- 08: 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 - Bulla,J - Karker,N [03:55]
- 09: 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 - Righi,E - Corbin,P [05:16]
- 10: 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Nbd7 - Ricci Marco,J - Bonato,M [06:45]
- 11: 3.exd5 Bd6 4.d4 e4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.c4 Qe7 - Howell,D - Turner,J [07:16]
- 12: 3.Nc3 d4 4.Ne2 Nc6 5.Ng3 h5 - Andersen,S - Karker,N [07:55]
- 13: Summary [00:50]
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