Elephant GambitC40

Abhishek Obili
FM Philip Corbin

World Open (under-2200) (7)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nxe5 Bd6 4. d4 dxe4 5. Nc4 Nf6 6. Be2 Nc6 7. Be3 h5 I have been successfully experimenting with this h5 move in Elephant Gambit position like these in playing online/quickplay chess at chess.com. 8. h3 Bf5 9. Nc3 Bb4 Dissuading white from castling queenside via Qd7 woing to the threat of Nd5. 10. O-O Qd7 lining up a sac on h3 11. d5 Ne7 12. Ne5 Qc8 13. Bb5+ Kf8! 14. Bc4 Bd6 15. Bd4 Bxh3 16. f3 e3! An elephant tusk thrust! 17. Ne4 Qf5 18. Nxd6 cxd6 19. Nd3 Bxg2 20. Kxg2 Qg5+ 21. Kh2 21. Kh3 loses to 21... Nf5! 21... Qh4+ 22. Kg2 Rh6 23. f4 Rg6+ 24. Kf3 Nf5! 25. Bxf6 Qh3+ 26. Ke4 e2 A new and fatal elephant tusk thrust! Black threatens mate in four (27. ..Qe3+ 28.Kf5 Rf6+ 29.Kg5 Qg3+ 30.Kh5 Rh6#) and the e3-pawn is taboo owing to the fork threat on g3. It was nice to win again with the Elephant in my briief mini-comeback into competitive chess. My book "Calypso Chess, which feature several Elephant Gambit wins is now available both in paperback and e-book format from most online retailers. 0-1 [FM Philip Corbin]

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