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The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit (hc)

416 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2020

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The Elephant Gambit is perhaps the boldest opening in all of chess theory. By meeting 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 with 2...d5!?, Black takes the fight to his opponent and aims to seize the initiative as early as possible.

The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit offers a complete repertoire for Black, based on 3.exd5 Bd6 or 3.Nxe5 Bd6 4.d4 dxe4. In return for the sacrificed pawn, Black ensures himself of quick and active development with most of his pieces pointing menacingly towards the enemy kingside. Attacking and other tactical resources abound, with a future ...e4-e3 advance often mauling White’s position like an Elephant’s tusk. With original analysis of all variations and improvements against all published “refutations”, this book contains everything you need to shock, surprise and stampede your opponents.

Jakob Aabling-Thomsen is a Danish international master and Elephant expert who is known for his attacking and uncompromising playing style.

Michael Agermose Jensen is an experienced tournament competitor who has been playing and studying the Elephant Gambit since 1997. He is the author of numerous physics and mathematics books. This is his first chess book.

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Weight 930 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Jakob Aabling-Thomsen
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-063-2
Pages 416
Binding hardback

004 Key to Symbols used

005 Bibliography

006 Preface

008 Foreword

011 My Elephant Experiences by IM Andrew Greet

015 Why Play the Elephant Gambit?

Part I – 3.Nxe5

033 1. Trick or Treat

073 2. Knights of the Endgame

095 3. Two Bishops or not Two Bishops?

131 4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Part II – 3.exd5 Bd6

159 5. Hebden Gambit Accepted

199 6. Hebden Gambit Avoided

227 7. Tusk versus Tusk

263 8. The Waiting Game

293 9. Bishop Moves

303 10. The Correspondence Conundrum

333 11. Check – It might be Mate

353 12. The Dutch Elephant

371 13. Transpositions, transpositions

391 14. 4th Move Alternatives

Part III – 3rd Move Alternatives

399 15. Getting Out of the Zoo

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