chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Andreea Bollengier vs Frank Babar
"Babar the Elephant" (game of the day Jul-22-2009)
Groningen Chess Festival; GM open (1993), Groningen NED, rd 7, Dec-26
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense. Schönemann Attack (C63)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 32 more games of A Bollengier
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-22-09  just a kid: Ouch!Sometimes the schliemann can be very tough to play OTB.
Jul-22-09  Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?>

Did you consider 13. Bh5 for White in reply?

Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  der623: To Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 forces White to part with the Exchange to avoid mate (g3), but White could hold out for a long time, at least longer than in the game.

Black is up a pawn, has control of the center, and pressed his advantage by simply developing. Consequently, White's position collapsed under the weight of his earlier mistakes.

Jul-22-09  newzild: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall reading somewhere that 7.Nc3 is an interesting piece sac. White has good practical results.
Jul-22-09  NewLine: <Peligroso Patzer: <Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?> Did you consider 13. Bh5 for White in reply?>

Good one!

Jul-22-09  bjessee: <the whole point of 12...Bh3 is that mate threat, so attacking queen doesnt achieve anything.>

except that Bh5 pins the queen to the black king.

Jul-22-09  Confuse: Looks like someone deleted an embarassing comment ; )
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: Well... White did not have a clue
about the opening and lost....
Nothing else to say, except that the
bishop sacrifice 7.Nc3 is very good for White-see opening explorer.
Jul-22-09  szachista: Babar the Elephant rlz!
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: wow, so many similar games in this for white poor line. <5.Bxc6> is the right choice.
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Too bad,I was expecting a bigger game from the rooks-which are compared to elephants-especially if we look at the game as Hannibal would.

He probably would have his opponent over for dinner with fava beans and a nice chianti--oops,wrong Hannibal..lol

Jul-22-09  drpoundsign: That's a smart Elephant@
Jul-22-09  estrick: <whiteshark: <5.Bxc6> is the right choice>

In the CG data base White wins 28%, Black wins 44% and 28% are drawn in the games where 5.Bxc6 is played. (Only 18 example games)

Jul-22-09  lzromeu: The correct line is 4.exf5 likes king gambit acepted. Then can continue with queen pinning the black pawn, knight atack, and pawn atack in g4. The castling needs to be on other side.
Jul-22-09  SirChrislov: Babar the Elephant -vs- "Batman":

F Babar vs M Basman, 1993

Jul-22-09  smalldreams: this would be funny if Babar actually played an elephant gambit (2...d5) but he doesn't.
Jul-22-09  SirChrislov: <smalldreams>
I read your profile, and only a player of your strengh would play such a gambit. no offense kiddo.
Jul-22-09  smalldreams: LOL. No need to tell me things I already know. I said it would be funny, not that it would be a good game. ;)
Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Isn't White's resignation premature? Am I missing something?
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from A B C Players Spelled Fredthebear by fredthebear
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Spanish X$ Plus Fredthebear's C60s & C70s by fredthebear
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Diagonals Attack: Bs Highway, Battery, Crossfire by fredthebear
Blok's Prefered Miniatures
by Antonius Blok
Spanish disasters
by fredthebear
Spanish disasters
by nakul1964
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Sunken Spanish Galleons Summoned Fredthebear by fredthebear
July 22: Babar the Elephant
from Game of the Day 2009 by Phony Benoni
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Knights Add Spice I Gives Fredthebear Heartburn by fredthebear
Spanish disasters
by ughaibu
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by wwall


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC