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Karoly Sterk vs Gyula Breyer
Debrecen (1913), Debrecen AUH, rd 1, Jun-11
Elephant Gambit: General (C40)  ·  0-1



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  fredthebear: This unusual looking start is the Elephant Gambit declined.

Here is a ferocious attack by Black, who has better development, creates a connected passer and gets up a minor piece for the pawn.

White finally counters w/28.Qa3 which threatens mate on f8 and forces the Black knight to retreat to block the connected rooks on the open f-file. With the White king finally appearing somewhat safe, the White queen grabs the a-pawn to create a queenside passer and simultaneously protect her own pawn on d4. Black rearranges his defense of the mating square and the 7th rank, then finishes by unpinning with check, leaving the White rook hanging.

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  louispaulsen88888888: Why not develop a piece instead of moving the knight thrice? 5.Bc4 seems more logical

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