Philidor Traps, Two Elephant Gambits

Nov 12, 2015, 7:59 PM |

I had previously posted some lines that highlighted traps in the Philidor defense.  I decided to play a few quick 10 min. games to see if I could get one to work.  I was able to get one game but what surprised me was that the Elephant Gambit I played as Black worked out.  Below are the three games.

Now two Elephant gmabits.  I have some gambit lines for black I am looking at and decided to play them while I waited for the Philidor opportunity.
The Philidor traps worked but the Elephant Gambits are what really took me by surprise.