chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Andreea Bollengier vs Frank Babar
"Babar the Elephant" (game of the day Jul-22-2009)
Groningen op (1993), Groningen NED, rd 7, Dec-26
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense. Schönemann Attack (C63)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 68 more games of A Bollengier
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-22-09  just a kid: Ouch!Sometimes the schliemann can be very tough to play OTB.
Jul-22-09  Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?>

Did you consider 13. Bh5 for White in reply?

Jul-22-09  der623: To Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 forces White to part with the Exchange to avoid mate (g3), but White could hold out for a long time, at least longer than in the game.

Black is up a pawn, has control of the center, and pressed his advantage by simply developing. Consequently, White's position collapsed under the weight of his earlier mistakes.

Jul-22-09  newzild: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall reading somewhere that 7.Nc3 is an interesting piece sac. White has good practical results.
Jul-22-09  NewLine: <Peligroso Patzer: <Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?> Did you consider 13. Bh5 for White in reply?>

Good one!

Jul-22-09  bjessee: <the whole point of 12...Bh3 is that mate threat, so attacking queen doesnt achieve anything.>

except that Bh5 pins the queen to the black king.

Jul-22-09  Confuse: Looks like someone deleted an embarassing comment ; )
Jul-22-09  mike1: Well... White did not have a clue
about the opening and lost....
Nothing else to say, except that the
bishop sacrifice 7.Nc3 is very good for White-see opening explorer.
Jul-22-09  szachista: Babar the Elephant rlz!
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: wow, so many similar games in this for white poor line. <5.Bxc6> is the right choice.
Jul-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Too bad,I was expecting a bigger game from the rooks-which are compared to elephants-especially if we look at the game as Hannibal would.

He probably would have his opponent over for dinner with fava beans and a nice chianti--oops,wrong Hannibal..lol

Jul-22-09  drpoundsign: That's a smart Elephant@
Jul-22-09  estrick: <whiteshark: <5.Bxc6> is the right choice>

In the CG data base White wins 28%, Black wins 44% and 28% are drawn in the games where 5.Bxc6 is played. (Only 18 example games)

Jul-22-09  lzromeu: The correct line is 4.exf5 likes king gambit acepted. Then can continue with queen pinning the black pawn, knight atack, and pawn atack in g4. The castling needs to be on other side.
Jul-22-09  SirChrislov: Babar the Elephant -vs- "Batman":

F Babar vs M Basman, 1993

Jul-22-09  smalldreams: this would be funny if Babar actually played an elephant gambit (2...d5) but he doesn't.
Jul-22-09  SirChrislov: <smalldreams>
I read your profile, and only a player of your strengh would play such a gambit. no offense kiddo.
Jul-22-09  smalldreams: LOL. No need to tell me things I already know. I said it would be funny, not that it would be a good game. ;)
Sep-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Isn't White's resignation premature? Am I missing something?
Mar-28-18  PhilFeeley: <Peligroso Patzer: <Chess Addict: 12...Bh3 is definitely winning for black, am I right?> Did you consider 13. Bh5 for White in reply?>

13...Nxh5. Then what?

Mar-29-18  sfm: White's position is of course lost. Resigning - if that is what happened - is absurd. But some people love to resign, as it was a noble thing in itself.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear by mneuwirth
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from y TJoker's KP Laughed at Fredthebear's Remarks by fredthebear
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear by Jersey Joe
Spanish disasters
by ughaibu
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by nionios
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from yDiagonals Attack: Bs Highway, Battery, Crossfir by trh6upsz
July 22: Babar the Elephant
from Game of the Day 2009 by Phony Benoni
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Spanish disasters
by nakul1964
Spanish, Schliemann Def. Schönemann Attack (C63) 0-1 Cornered
from Basic Foodfight Recipe Catered by Fredthebear by mneuwirth
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by hought67
Blok's Prefered Miniatures
by Antonius Blok

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC