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Elephants from Latvia
Compiled by fredthebear
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This circus has undergone changes. A few holdovers remain, but most have returned to Bulgaria, Romania and the Old Homeland. The jugglers are done with their act here. It's the land of the C40's.

Thank you SciTech.


K Pawn Game 2.h3 (C20) 1/2-1/2 P fork tactics
V Green vs R Brien, 1856
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

King Pawn Game 1.e4 e5 2.h3 d5 (C20) 1-0 Kside attack
Morphy vs NN, 1848 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attk Poisoned Pawn (C40) NN had a chance!
NN vs Greco, 1590 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

Greco plays the Greco Counter-Gambit and mates on f2!
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau G / Latvian G (C50) 1-0Unique semi-smoth
H G Gunderam vs A Grava, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 9 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense/Hippo (B00) 1-0 longer decisive game w/no captures
R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Robatsch, K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Hippo w/2 exposed K's
D Ebeling vs T Vedrickas, 2013 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense: General (B06) 1-0 Pile on the pin
R Djurhuus vs Kramnik, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B06) 1-0 Surprise!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Czech Def. (B07) 1-0 Two sets of doubled pawns are often fatal
P J Sowray vs R S Mitchell, 2013 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1/2-1/2
L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0A rare NN miniature win in 6!
NN vs Cornelissen, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 0-1 Typical Q+ & fork LPDO B
M Duppel vs P Rouzaud, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 8 moves, 0-1

White nabs overworked pawn, Black offers Q sac to expose pin
M Kloss vs E J Diemer, 1959 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0Simul tour
Fischer vs R Nickel, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 WARNING! WARNING!
B King vs W Baker, 1958 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Main Line (C40) 1-0 The B pin is next
E Roethler vs L Klavins, 1957 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit (C40) 1-0 Keep developing new pieces w/threats
J S Morgado vs J C Torres, 1967 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian G. /Giuoco Pianissimo. Lucchini Gambit(C50) 0-1 P mate
M General vs Dubois, 1850 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 0-1 VP 1 of a kind
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Spanish Schleimann Def. Jaenisch G. Acptd (C40) 0-1 Full devel
Schlezer vs Chigorin, 1878 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Fraser Defense (C40) 0-1 kNights bite
A F Ludvigsen vs S Sorensen, 1872 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit Mayet Attack 3.Bc4 Poisoned P(C40) 1-0 Dbl R Sac
P Atars vs H Tomson, 1973 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Pile on the pin
D G Baird vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Self-pin; remove defender
Blackburne vs W Pollock, 1888  
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Overworked
Alekhine vs P Braumann, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

KP Game: Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0 The Krejcik queen trap
J Krejcik vs Baumgartner, 1914 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit. Chiodini Gambit (C40) 0-
C Schulz vs U Gass, 1972 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit. Chiodini Gambit (C40) 0-
J W Baird vs E Busch, 1906 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit (C40) 1-0
R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined (C40) 1/2-1/2Open cntr files, castling
M Al-Modiahki vs O Pavlenko, 1999
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant G: Maroczy G (C40) 0-1 Early White c4, Black on f-file
L Ebbin vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Elephant G Maroczy Gambit (C40) 0-1 Black takes initiative
P Topholm vs R Pape, 1988 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Elephant G: Maroczy (C40) 0-1 Q sac removes the defender
Poehlmann vs E J Diemer, 1947 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Elephant G: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 0-1 Black Q helps White K walk
T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Maroczy G (C40) 0-1 Narrow escape lawnmower #
D Howell vs J Turner, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Elephant G: Maroczy Gambit (C40) 1-0 Too many Black Q&P moves
M Parligras vs A Gunnarsson, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 WILD
M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1 Castle opposite doesn't work
Holle vs E J Diemer, 1983 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1 Castle opposite, come down the center
K H Jergler vs Wolfgang Schmidt, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1Snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
S Sorensen vs Vilhelm Nielsen, 1874 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1 N sac deflects Q, pile on the pin.
Kupreichik vs K Bowden, 1982 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Early Qs exchange. N trap finish
E Zude vs D Vogiatzis, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1 5.Nf3?? Dunce move
E Cravens vs K Kluge, 1996 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Black uses pins to win
K Sterk vs Breyer, 1913 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Elephant G (C40) 0-1 White 3.d4 declines, Black N rampages
F Washaba vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 0-1 Castle opposite, h-file battery
A Mossiaguine vs M Canepa, 2008 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Elephant G (C40) 1-0 Discovered double check on the open e-file
A Toth vs C Guerra Costa, 1999 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 Double check on open e-file is mate!
E F Wendell vs Dr. Lindos, 1903 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs A Freidl, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Dbl Discovered Check
R Lunenfeld vs Oswaldo Fernandez, 2000 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40)1-0 Instructive R maneuevers
Keres vs M De Agustin, 1943 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Iffy sacs, N on rim trap
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 Q fork
Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Bxf2+ sac
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Dbl R sacs
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Discovered + & #
Kozelek vs E Eliskases, 1928 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 1-0 Turn about is fair play
Ludwig vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Open & own the open lines
Debast vs E J Diemer, 1983 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Elephant G. Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 0-1R sac sets Boden's #
Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Both 0-0-0
Alekhine vs M De Agustin, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Early Black Q trap
J L Koster vs B Hoareau, 2014 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q exchange open d-file
G Kuzmin vs D Ciornei, 1998
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q vs R ending
M Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 106 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 EG R skewer awaits
A Gorbatov vs P Skatchkov, 2012 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 0-1 Overworked Pawn
N Kabanov vs P Skatchkov, 2013
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1/2-1/2 Plenty o' pieces
A Dotdaeva vs E Likhovid, 2012
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 Qside thrust
Taeffner vs H Ullrich, 1940 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40) 1-0 EG version
H Greis vs T Schuster, 1948 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen CG (C40) 0-1 Blistering Black attack
Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 If KxN then NxP#
M Lange vs R Schurig, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 1-0 White unwinds
P Lob vs E Eliskases, 1932 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Var (C40) 1-0 Early Black threats
A Brinckmann vs M De Agustin, 1943
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Wasp Variation (C40) 0-1 Don't do this!
NN vs Bronstein, 1954 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: (C40) 1-0 Crosspin causes Black problems
W A T Schelfhout vs NN, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Centralized pieces
Boleslavsky vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 1-0 Endgame version
W Kunerth vs G Machate, 1947
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 0-1 Pawn grabbing hurts white
Elbert vs E J Diemer, 1948 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit: General (C40) 1-0Black needs to get pieces out
R Klein vs Elmer Mason, 1968
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 It won't be this easy. Danger lurks!
P R Hindley vs W Ramsey, 1963 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4(C40) 1-0 R escorts 2 connected Ps
A Al Badani vs P Corbin, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit 3.Nxe5 Qe7 Greco Variation (C40) 1-0 Pinned B
S Roa Alonso vs L Suarez Prieto, 2001 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40) 1-0 Gain time
P Ten Hacken vs Nobbe, 1982 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Nf6!? 4. ef
A Gilfillan vs I McNab, 1994 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Kside play
Blackburne vs G Chamier, 1885 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Pressure on W
Fine vs L Persinger, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0 N sac, pin
P Littlewood vs S Kindermann, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation 7.g4!? (C40) 1-0
L Pospisil vs A Baran, 1977 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40)1-0 2 big threats
Smyslov vs M Kamishov, 1945 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40) 1-0 Some Cntrplay
Korchnoi vs F Destrebecq, 1979 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bronstein Attack (C40) 1-0Outnumbered
G Lane vs M Wojnar, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40)1-0 Q vs 2Rs ending
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

the "Chess Players' Chronicle", volume 7, p 369-370.
F Slous vs W Bone, 1835 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Polerio-Svedenborg (C40) 0-1REPLY
R Kobs vs P Hammer, 1987 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit (C40) 1-0 8...Bc4 is strong too!
Koltanowski vs White, 1960 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Greco Variation (C40) 0-1 Dovetail Mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 12 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 0-1 See blogger links
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Mason CG (C40) 1-0 Beautiful fork or mate
Romanishin vs H Van Riemsdijk, 1979 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Polerio-Svedenborg Var (C40) 0-1!
Cabrol vs D Gedult, 1974 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

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