Originally posted by greenpawn34So Black played a crazy gambit, the Elephant... and lost. Good example
I've got an Elephant for you - OTB it's just as good as the Latvian.
A lovely annoying opening for the White to player booked up to the
eye lids with the Lopez or the Scotch to face.
[b] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!?
[fen]rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3pp3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq d6 0 3[/fen]
Here is a wonderful game by Guifeld - Heur, USSR 1962.
I ...[text shortened]... 8. Bd2 Qg1+ 29. Kb2 Qd4+ 30. Bc3 Qb6+ 31. Qxb6 cxb6 32. Be5+ Kc8 33. Bb5[/pgn][/b]
Originally posted by heinzkatHe asked for unorthodox gambits.
So Black played a crazy gambit, the Elephant... and lost. Good example
Originally posted by National Master DaleI did say that it was unsound. Dubious may be a better word. But, definitely something I wouldn't be playing for the world championship. Although I wouldn't be playing anything for the world championship so I might as well have fun. And I did have fun trying to see if I accidentally refuted the caro kann in addition to learning a lot about attacking and defending.
I just tried it out and it worked my very first time trying it.
Although a lot of luck was required.