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Efim Bogoljubov vs Diemer / Toth
? (1948)
Elephant Gambit: Maroczy Gambit (C40)  ·  0-1



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Apr-27-04  ughaibu: Does anyone know why this is called the elephant gambit? 3....Bd6 is an interesting way of playing it.
Feb-19-07  chesstyle: this was a draw
Jan-16-08  2021: <chesstyle> I don't think so. 34... Nd3+ 35.Kd1 Rb1+ 36.Kc2 Rxh1 37.Kxd3 a2 38.Qh8+ Kg5
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  whiteshark: <2021> You missed <38.h4!! > in your line.

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  whiteshark: <ughaibu> Also known as the Queen's Pawn's Counter Gambit since 18xx. Maybe a marketing trick.
Jan-16-08  Shams: also known as the "Englund Counterattack". According to wikipedia, 3...Bd6 is "the Elephant Gambit proper".

somebody threw this at me in my first ever tournament game. I'd studied the Spanish a bit of course, but had never seen it. How pleasant. I think I played the patzer move c2-c4 and won ugly.

Jan-17-08  2021: <whiteshark> well then: 34... Nd3+ 35.Kd1 Hf2+ 36.Kc1 Nxh1
Jan-17-08  Shams: <2021> that line isn't convincing either due to 37.Qf8+ and 38.Qxa3
Jan-18-08  2021: Ok then. 35... Nd3+ 36.Kd1 a2
Jan-18-08  Shams: sold.
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  whiteshark: <Shams> Anyway it's , regardless of anything else. Or not?
Nov-13-10  mandy64: After 34... Nd3+ 35.Kd1 Rb1+ 36.Kc2 Rxh1 37.Kxd3 a2 and now, 38.h4! and white is winning, because he has mating threats, and after some checks, he can grab the a2 pawn, which is black only hope. If 35... Nd3+ 36.Kd1 a2 37 Qxa5 holds the draw
May-27-12  pskogli: 3.. Bd6 is the old mainline, I think it's called the "Elephant" gambit because the old name for bishop was "Elephant" (the d6-bishop is the Elephant)

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