The Exhilarating Elephant Gambit (hc)
416 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2020
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.
004 Key to Symbols used
011 My Elephant Experiences by IM Andrew Greet
015 Why Play the Elephant Gambit?
Part I – 3.Nxe5
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
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