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Abrikossowoski vs Parkow
"Dropping Abrik" (game of the day Dec-04-2021)
Moscow (1938), Moscow URS
Elephant Gambit: General (C40)  ·  0-1



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Feb-12-04  InspiredByMorphy: Mate in 9 moves! Not sure why theirs not a ++ next to the last move. Big win with the elephant gambit!
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  beenthere240: what's a better 5th move for white? This looks a lot like the center counter game.
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  tpstar: White should have played 5. Bc4 because 5 ... Bg4? loses a Pawn to 6. Bxf7+! Kxf7 7. Ng5+ & 8. Qxg4, otherwise White gets a fine game with 6. 0-0. Note the main line is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5!? 3. ed e4 and now 4. Qe2 makes sense G Kramer vs G Primavera, 1950 whereas for this Scandinavian Elephant 5. Qe2?! was a mistake. Nice miniature.
Sep-07-04  RubyDragon: "Well that rook won't matter, I'm fine here. I just... wait? Huh? Oh dear..."
Feb-27-05  soberknight: <tpstar> White could have done MUCH better than 5 Bc4 with the simple and strong 5 d4! This position, from the Anderssen variation of the Center Counter, normally comes after 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qa5 4 Nf3 e5 5 d4. In this database, White's record from here is a convincing 7 wins, one draw and no losses!

I found on the web the following correspondence game, which was given as proof that "this aggressive counter attack is not considered entirely sound."

White: Lyskow/unknown
Black: Persitz/unknown
Event: correspondence
Date: 1957.??.??
Opening: B01: Scandinavian Defence
Result: 1-0
1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Qxd5
3. Nc3 Qa5
4. d4 e5
5. Nf3 Bg4
6. Bb5+ c6
7. Be2 Bb4
8. O-O Bxf3
9. Bxf3 Ne7
10. dxe5 O-O
11. Bd2 Qxe5
12. Re1 Qc7?
13. Nb5! cxb5
14. Bxb4 Re8
15. Rxe7 Rxe7
16. Bxe7 Qxe7
17. Bxb7!

Black resigned. White either wins a rook or checkmates on the back rank.

Feb-27-05  midknightblue: There is no ++ next to the 9th move because it is a 'mate in 1,' thus way to easy to earn ++
Feb-19-06  ArturoRivera: 5.-d4 sounds much better
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  GrahamClayton: Is 6. ♕b5 exchanging Queens a better option?
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  tpstar: <soberknight> The move order for this Elephant Gambit into Scandinavian is a little confusing, as 4 ... Qa5 is not forced = Opening Explorer

White gets a good game out of the Scandinavian transposition with 5. Nf3 = Opening Explorer

Dec-04-21  areknames: Funny pun. 5.Bc4 is probably White's best option here, with a considerable advantage.
Dec-04-21  faulty: The names of the players are definitely wrong.
Both of them sound totally non-Russian.
The root of the first name "Abrikos-" does not exist in Russian surnames. The suffix (combination) "-owoski" does not exist in Russian. The surname "Parkov" is very rare if it exists at all. If these are nicknames, "Parkov" would be alright, but "Abrikossovoski" definitely NOT. The game may be authentic, but whoever played this, only god knows.
Dec-04-21  Jerry Friedman: <faulty> "Abrikos-" does exist in a Russian surname.

I certainly can't argue with your other points, though, and I'm not saying either name is real.

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  HeMateMe: Drop a brick...a reference to going to the bathroom?
Dec-04-21  faulty: Dear Jerry Friedman,
the surname You are referring to is either "very late" (as the fruit apricot (abrikos in Russian) is highly unlikely to have been known in Russia at the time of the initial natural development of surnames), or it is Jewish (and also relatively late), or it comes from Central Asia. It sounds so un-Russian that oof. We could bet our houses that there are and have been exactly zero people in Russia bearing the surname "Abrikosowoski". Abrikovski would be ok, Abrikosov would be ok, Abrikosovski would be ok, even Abrik would be ok, but Abrikosowoski - no way. Best regards
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  MissScarlett: < Drop a brick...a reference to going to the bathroom?>

< To unintentionally say or do something embarrassing, tactless, or indiscreet; to commit some social faux pas or mistake. Primarily heard in UK.>

In Moscow 1938, it would amount to asking after your old friend, Nikolai Krylenko.

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  offramp: Anatoly Karpow.
Dec-04-21  daveinsatiable: <faulty> I think you can put your difficulties with the names down to transliteration errors. The game is probably from a German source where what is transliterated as 'v' in English is transliterated as 'w' in German, so Abrikossowoski is Abrikossovoski (or your Abrikosovski) and Parkow is Parkov.
Dec-04-21  nok: <Abrikossowoski> does sound like a made up name, like <Systemsson> and <Niemzowitsch>.

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