Elephant Gambit

Elephant Gambit

The Elephant Gambit is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 d5!?

In this gambit, Black ignores the attack on his e-pawn and immediately tries to wrest the initiative from White. The main idea is that Black has sacrificed a pawn to gain a move and must obtain compensation for it. The resulting position can be sharp for White, and thus may be a good surprise opening for Black. It is generally considered unsound, because if White plays accurately Black does not get sufficient compensation for the sacrificed pawn.

There are few games which are interesting and you can use them to understand how Chess Dynamics work in the Elephant Gambit!

Source: Golden Chess

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