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FRENCH DEFENSE,ELLIS GAMBIT by Maurice Lee Roy Ellis 1.e4,e6 2.d4,d5 3.Nc3(Nd2),dxe4 4.Nxe4,e5!? The ELLIS GAMBIT may not be sound,surely I've had little encouragement in its development,& ridicule in postal play.Yet I felt compelled to present something new to the chess community. In naming this gambit after myself-it's been the practice to name an opening after the person most responsible for developing,playing,& analyzing the opening over a period of time,all of which I have done. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TABLE OF CONTENTS Gambit Accepted PART ONE: 5.dxe5,Qxd1ck 6.Kxd1,Nc6 (A)7.b3 (B)7.Nd2 (C)7.Bb5 (D)7.Nf3 (E)7.f4 (F)7.Bf4 (G)Misc. PART TWO: 5.dxe5,Qxd1ck 6.Kxd1,Be6 (A)7.Be2 (B)7.Nf3 (C)7.f4 (D)7.Bb5ck (E)Misc. Gambit Declined (A)5.Bc4,exd4 (B)5.Nf3,exd4 (C)5.Nf3,Bf5 (D)5.Nf3,f5 (E)5.Nf3,Bg4 (F)5.5.Nc3,c6 (G)5.c3,exd4 (H)5.Be3,exd4 (I)5.d5,Nf6 (J)5.d5,Be7 (K)5.d5,c6 (L)5.d5,f5 (M)Misc. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Now the most played moves from this opening position are: 1.Nf3 2.dxe5 3.d5 4.Bc4 PART ONE:GAMBIT ACCEPTED5.dxe5,Qxd1ck 6.Kxd1,Nc6 (A-1)7.b3,Nxe5 8.Bb2,Nc6 (B-1)7.Nd2,Nxe5 8.Ngf3,Nxf3 9.Nxf3,Nf6 (C-1)7.Bb5,Bf5(Larry Evan's Line) 8.Bxc6ck,bxc6 9.f3,Bxe4 10.fxe4,Rd8ck 11.Ke2,Bc5 12.Nf3,Ne7(12.Rd1,0-0) 13.Bd2,Ng6 14.Be3,Bxe3 15.Kxe3,Rc8 16.Rd7,Rfd8 17.Rad1,Rxd7 18.Rxd7,Nf8 19.Rd3,c5 20.Kd3,Ne6 21.g3,Kf8 22.Kc1,Ke7 23.c4,c6 24.Kd2,h6 25.Ke3,Nf8 26.Ra2,Ra8 27.Ra6,Kd7 28.Ra3,Ne6 29.Rd3ck,Ke7 30.b3,Rb8 31.Rd6,Rc8 32.h3,Rc7 33.Rd2,Rc8 34.a3,Rc7 35.Rd6,Rc8 36.Rd2,Rc7 37.Nh4,g6 38.Nf3,Rc8 39.Rd3,Rb8 40.h4,h5 Draw SOGIN(1715)ELLIS,M.(1500)1992 Postal (C-2)7.Bb5,Bg4ck(Skinner's Line)8.Nf3,Bxf3ck 9.gxf3,0-0-0ck 10.Ke1,Nxe5 (a1)8.Ke1,Bd7 (a2)8.f3,Bd7 (a3)8.Ne2,0-0-0ck(8......Rd8ck) (C-3)7.Bb5,Bd7 to free the annoying pin;and now: 8.Nf3,Be7 then maybe ...f6 (C-4)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bf4,0-0-0 9.Bd3,h6 10.h3,Nge7 11.Nf3,g5 12.Bh2,Ng6 13.Nf6,Bf5 14.Ke2,Bxd3ck 15.cxd3,Bg7 16.Rhe1,Nb4? 17.Nh5,Bxe5 18.Nxe5,Nxe5 19.Bxe5,Rhe8 20.d4,Nc2? 21.Rac1,Nc6 22.Bf6,Resign McCUE(1200)ELLIS,M.(1734)1993 Postal (C-5)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bf4,0-0-0 9.Bd3,Nge7 10.Bg3,Nf5 11.Nf3,Nxg3 12.hxg3,Bg4 13.Ke1,Bxf3 14.gxf3,Nxe5 1/2-1/2 1948 Yugoslavia C-10 CORVIN RADOVICI-VLADO KOZOMARA (C-6)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bxc6ck?!,Bxc6 9.f3,Bxe4 10.fxe4,Rd8ck 11.Ke2,Rd4!? (C-8)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bxc6ck?!,Bxc6 9.f3,0-0-0ck 10.Bd2,Bb4 11.Nd6ck,cxd6 12.Bxb4,dxe5ck 13.Bd2,Nh6 14.Ne2,Nf5 15.Kc1,Bb5 16.g4,Nh4 17.Bg5,Be2 18.Bd8,Rxd8 19.Re1,Bxf3 20.g5,Ng2 21.Rf1,Ne3 22.Re1,Kc7 23.g6?,hxg6 COMPUTER C.4-ELLIS,M. Training game (C-9)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bxc6ck?!,Bxc6 9.f3,Ne7 10. Nf3,Rd8ck 11.Ke2,Nc6 (C-10a)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bxc6ck?!,Bxc6 9.f3,Ne7 10.Bg5,Rd8ck 11.Ke2,Rd4 12.Bxe7,Bxe7 13.Ke3,Bc5(13.Kf3,Nc6) (C-10b)7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Bxc6ck?!,Bxc6 9.f3,Ne7 10.Bf4,Ng6 11.Bg3,Be7 12.Nc3,0-0-0ck 13.Ke1,Nh4 14.Bxh4,Bxh4ck 15.g3,Be7 16.Rd1,Bc5 17.Ke2,f6 18.Rxd8ck,Kxd8 19.Nh3,Re8 20.Rd1ck,Kc8 21.f4,g5 22.Nd5,g4 23.Nf2,fxe5 24.Nf6,Bf3ck 25.Ke1,Re6 26.N3xf3,Bxd1 27.Kxd1,exf4 28.gxf4,Rg6 29.Nd5,Rg1ck 30.Kd3,Rxh2 31.c3,Bd6 32.a4,Bxe5 33.fxe5,Kd7 34.Ne3,Rxb2 35.Resign BELLO,J.(1872)ELLIS,M.(1482)1990 New Castle,Pa. Quads (D-1)7.Nf3,Be6 8.Be3,Rd8ck (D-2)7.Nf3,Bg4 8.Bb5,Rd8ck (D-3)7.Nf3,Bf5 8.Bd3,Rd8 9.Bd2,Bb4(9....,Be7) (D-2)7.Nf3,Bf5 8.Ng3,0-0-0ck 9.Bd2,Bg6 10.Bc4,Bc5 11.Nh4,Bxf2 12.Nxg6,hxg6 13.Ke2,Nxe5 14.Bb3,Nf6 15.Neg4 16.Bxf6,gxf6 17.Bxf7,Bxg3 18.hxg3,Ne5 BELLO,J.(1872)ELLIS,M.(1482)1990 New Castle,Pa. Quads (E-1)7.f4 (strong)...Be6 8.Bd2,Rd8 (E-2)7.f4,Be6 8.Bd3,Be7 (E-3)7.f4,Bg4ck 8.Be2,Rd8ck (E-4)7.f4,Bg4ck 8.Nf3,Rd8ck (E-5)7.f4,Bg4ck 8.Ke1 O-O-O 9.Bd2 f6 10.Nf3 Bxf3 11.gxf3 fxe5 12.fxe5 Nxe5 13.Be2 Nf6 14.Bc3 Nxf3+ 15.Bxf3 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Re8 17.Kd2 Rxe4 18.Rag1 Rg8 19.h4 g6 20.Kd3 Ra4 21.Rf1 Bc5 22.Bf6 Rxa2 23.Kc4 Bd6 24.Bc3 Ra4+ 25.b4 Re8 26.Rf7 Ra3 27.Rxh7 b5+ 0-1 [Event "Tournament"][Site "Zagreb (Croatia)"][Date "2001.01.12"] [Round "6"] [White "Krstic Uros (CRO)"] [Black "Pecnik Leo (CRO)"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C10"] [WhiteElo "2328"] [BlackElo "2218"] (E-6)7.f4,Bf5 8.Bd3,Rd8 9.Bd2,Bb4 9....,Rd4!? 8.Ng3,0-0-0ck!? 9. Ke2?!,Nd4ck 9.Bd3?,Bxd3 10.cxd3,Rxd3ck 11.Ke2,Rd5 9...Bg4ck 10.Be2,Bxe2 9...Be6 10.f5 (E-7)7.f4,Bf5 8.Ng3,0-0-0ck 9.Bd3,Bd7 10.h3,Bc5 11.Nf3,Bf2 12.Ne4,Bb6 13.g4,Nd4 14.Nfg5,Nh6 15.Bg2,Bc6 16.Rh2,Nb5 17.c3,Be3 18.Bh1Bxf4 0-1 PEZZI(1621)ELLIS,M.(1654)1991 New Castle,Pa. Quads (E-8)7.f4,Bf5 8.Ng3,0-0-0ck 9.Bd3,Bb4?! 10.c3,Bg4ck 11.Be2,Bxe2ck 12.Kxe2,Be7 13.Nf3,Nh6 14.Rad1,Rhe8 15.b4,f6? 16.b5,Nb8 17. e6,f5 18.Be3,Bd8 19.Ng5,g6 20.Kf3,b6 21.Bd4,c5 22.Bg7,Resigns ROYS(2047)ELLIS,M.(1734)2002 Postal 9...Nh6!? (F-1)7.Bf4 Bf5 8.Ng3 O-O-O+ 9.Kc1 Be6 10.Bd3 Bc5 11.f3 Bd4 12.Bf5 Nge7 13.Bxe6+ fxe6 14.N1e2 Ng6 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.Be3 Nc6 17.b3 Ncxe5 18.Kb2 h5 19.Ne4 Rd5 20.Ng5 Re8 21.Rae1 Nh4 22.Re2 Nc6 23.Ne4 Nf5 24.Rhe1 b6 25.Bf2 a6 26.Nc3 Rd6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Olympiad"][Site "Habana (Cuba)"][Date "1966.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Kostjoerin Anatole"] [Black "Campomanes Florencio (PHI)"] [Result "1/2-1/2"][ECO "C10"][WhiteElo "2200"] (F-2))7.Bf4 Bf5 8.Bd3 Rd8 9.Kc1 Nge7 10.e6 Bxe6 11.Bxc7 Ra8 12.Nf3 Nd5 13.Bg3 g6 14.Nd6+ Ke7 15.Nxb7 Bh6+ 16.Kd1 Rhb8 17.Bxb8 Rxb8 18.Nc5 Bg4 19.Re1+ Kd6 20.Ne4+ Kc7 21.Nc3 Nf4 22.Re4 Nxd3 23.cxd3 f5 24.Re2 Bxf3 25.gxf3 Nd4 26.Re7+ Kd6 27.Rxh7 Bf4 28.Ne2 Nxe2 29.Kxe2 Rxb2+ 30.Kf1 a5 31.d4 Kd5 32.Ra7 Bd2 33.Ra6 g5 34.Rf6 Kxd4 35.Rxf5 Kc4 36.a4 Rc2 37.Rd1 Kb4 38.Rd5 Bc3 39.Rxg5 Kxa4 40.h4 Kb3 41.h5 a4 42.h6 a3 43.h7 a2 44.Ra5 Kb4 45.Rxa2 Rxa2 46.Rd8 Kc5 47.Rc8+ Kd6 48.Rxc3 Ra8 49.Re3 Rh8 50.Ke2 Rxh7 51.f4 1-0 [Site "Habana (Cuba)"][Date "1966.??.??"][Round "?"] [White "Papapostolou Christ (GRE)"] [Black "Campomanes Florencio (PHI)"] [Result "1-0"][ECO "C10"][WhiteElo "2104"] (F-3)7.Bf4 Nge7 8.Bc4 Ng6 9.Bg3 Ngxe5 10.Bb5 Bf5 11.Bxe5 O-O-O 12.Ke2 Bxe4 13.Bxc6 Bxc6 14.Bc3 Bxg2 15.Nf3 Re8+ 16.Kd2 Bxf3 17.Rhe1 Bd6 18.h3 Bf4+ 19.Kd3 Rxe1 20.Rxe1 Rd8+ 21.Kc4 Bd5+ 22.Kb5 Bxa2 23.b3 Bd2 24.Bxd2 Rxd2 25.Kb4 Rxc2 26.f3 Rf2 27.Re3 Bb1 28.Re8+ Kd7 29.Re3 Bf5 30.h4 Be6 31.Kc3 Rh2 32.Re4 Rh3 33.Rf4 h6 34.b4 g5 35.hxg5 hxg5 36.Rd4+ Kc8 37.Rd3 Bf5 38.Re3 g4 39.Kd4 g3 40.Ke5 g2 41.Kxf5 g1Q 0-1 [Event [FICGS__CHESS__BULLET_BRONZE__000145"][Site "FICGS"][Date "2009.10.06"][Round "1"][White "Geguchadze,Sandro"] [Black "Ellis,Maurice"][Result "0-1"][WhiteElo "1800"] [BlackElo "1680"] PART TWO:5.dxe5,Qxd1ck 6.Kxd1,Be6 (A-1)7.Be3,Bb4 8.Nf3,Nd7 9.Bb5,c6 10.Bd3,Ne7 11.Nd6ck,Bxd6 12.exd6,Nf5 13.Bxf5,Bxf5 14.Rhel,a5 15.Bd4ck,Kf8 16.Re7,Rd8 17.Ng5,Bg6 18.Kd2,h6 19.Ne4,f6 20.Rae1,Bxe4 SPHINX-ELLIS,M. Training game (B-1)7.Nf3,Nd7 (C-1)7.f4,Nd7 8.Be3,Be7 (D-1)7.Bb5ck?!,c6 8.Be2,Bd5 9.Nd6ck,Bxd6 10.exd6,Bxg2 11.Bf3,Bxh1 12.Bxh1,Nf6 13.Ke2,Nbd7 14.Be3,0-0 15.Rd1,Ng4 16.Nf3,Rae8 17.Rd3,Nxe3 18. fxe3,Re6 19.Bg2,Ne5 20.Rd1,Rfe8 21.d7,Kd8 22.Bh3,Re7 23.Nd4,g6 24.b4,Nxd7 25.Bxd7?!,Rexd7 26.e4,f5 27.Rf1,Rxd4 28.Resigns 0-1 KOENIG(1239)ELLIS,M.(1934)1994 Postal (D-2)7.Bb5ck?! c6 8.Bd3,a6 9.Nf3,Nd7 10.h3,Nc5 11.Nxc5,Bxc5 12.Ke2,Ne7 13.Be3,Bxe3 14.fxe3,Ng6 15.Rhd1,0-0-0 16.b4,Bd5 17.e4,Be6 18.Ke3,Kc7 19.a4,h6 20.e4,Bd7 21.Rd2,Rhe8 22.Rad1,Nxe5 23.Nxe5,Rxe5 24.Kf4,f6 25.Be2,g5ck 26.Kf3,h5 27.g4,hxg4ck 28.hxg4,b6 29.b5,axb5 30.axb5,cxb5 31.cxb5,Re7 32.Ra2,Kb7 33.Rda1,Rde8 34.Ra7ck,Kc6 35.Ra6ck,Kc7 26.Ra7ck,Kc8 Draw DISQUE(1500)ELLIS,M.(1790)1993 Postal ----------------------------------------------------------------- SECTION TWO: GAMBIT DECLINED (A-1) 5.Bc4,exd4 6.Nf3,Nc6 7.0-0,Be7 8.Re1,Bg4 9.h3,Bxf3 10.Qxf3,Ne5 11.Qg3,Ng6 12.h4,Kf8 13.h5,Nh4 14.Bg5,Nf5 15.Qf4,Nfh6 16.Nc5,Qd6 17.Ne6ck Miramontes-M.Ellis,1992 Postal *12...e5 13.h5,Nh4 (B-1) 5.Nf3,exd4 6.Qxd4,Qxd4 7.Nxd4,e6 8.Bf4,Be7 9.0-0-0,Nf6 10.Bd3,0-0 11.f3,Rd8 12.Be3,Nd5 13.Bf2,Nb4 14.Kb1,Nxd3 15.Rxd3,Na6 0-1 LUOMA(1355)ELLIS,M.(1853)1995 Postal (B-2)5. Nf3 exd4 6. Qxd4 Nc6 7. Qxd8+ Nxd8 8. Bf4 Ne6 9. Bg3 f5 10. Neg5 Nxg5 11. Nxg5 Be7 12. Nf3 Bf6 13. O-O-O Be6 14. Bxc7 Ne7 15. Bb5+ Kf7 16. Bd7 Bxa2 17. b3 a5 18. Ne5+ Bxe5 19. Bxe5 a4 20. Kb2 axb3 21. cxb3 Ra6 22. Ra1 Rha8 23. Bb5 Ra5 24. Bc4+ Kg6 25. Bc7 R5a7 26. Bb6 Ra4 27. Rhe1 Nc8 28. Bc7 b5 29. Bd5 R8a6 30. Re6+ Rxe6 31. Bxe6 Re4 32.Bxc8 Re2+ 33. Ka3 Rxf2 34. Bb7 h6 35. Bd6 1-0 1991 Postal 1-0 C-10 V.ROUXEL-J.MARTENOT (B-3)5.Nf3,exd4 6.Nxd4,Qe7 7.Bd3,Bd7 8.0-0,Qh4 9.c3,Qa5 10.Re1,Ne7 11.Nb3 KHULA(1200)ELLIS,M.(1500) (B-4)5.Nf3,exd4 6.Nxd4,Nf6 7.Nxf6ck,Qxf6 8.Be3,Nc6 9.Bb5,Bd7 10.h4,0-0-0 11.Bg5,Qxd4 12.Qxd4,Nxd4 13.Bxd8,Bxb5 14.0-0-0,Ne2ck 15.Kb1,f6 16.c4,Bxc4 17.Rh3,Bc5 18.b3,Be6 19.Ka1,Bxh3 20.gxh3,Rxd8 21.Rxd8,Kxd8 22.Kb1,Nf4 23.Kc2,Bxf2 24.Kd1,Bxh4 0-1 Fabriziosky(1601)Ellis,M.(2125)European Championship 2009 (B-5)5.Nf3,exd4 6.Nxd4,Nf6 7.Bg5,Be7 8.Nxf6,Bxf6 9.Bxf6,Qxf6 10.Bb5ck?,c6 11.Qe2ck,Kf8 12.0-0,Qxd4 13.Rad1,Qf6 14.Rfe1,g6 15.Bc4,Kg7 16.Rd3,Bf5 17.Re3,Rf8 Donat(1684)-M.Ellis(2100)2012 (B-6)5. Nf3 exd4 6. Nxd4 Nc6 7. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 8. Kxd1 bxc6 9. Be2 Bf5 10. Bd3 O-O-O 11. Be3 Bxe4 12. Ke1 Bxg2 13. Rg1 Bf3 14. Ba6+ Kb8 15. a4 Bb4+ 16. c3 Ba5 17. Ra3 Bb6 18. Bxb6 cxb6 19. Ra1 g6 20.Bc4 Nh6 21. a5 Rhe8+ 22. Kf1 b5 23. Bb3 Rd2 24. a6 R8e2 25. Rb1 Rxf2+ 26. Ke1 Rde2+ 27. Kd1 Rxb2+ 28. Kc1 Rxb1+ 29. Kxb1 Be4+ 30. Bc2 Bxc2+ 31. Kc1 Be4 32.c4 f5 33. h4 Ng4 34. Rd1 Kc7 35. c5 Ne3 36. Re1 Nc2 37. Rg1 Nb4 38.h5 Nxa6 39. hxg6 hxg6 40. Rxg6 Nxc5 41. Rg7+ Kb6 42. Rg3 a5 43. Rf3 Rxf3 44. Kd2 a4 45. Kc1 a3 46. Kd2 b4 47. Ke2 b3 48. Kd2 a2 [Event "-"][Site "Chesspark"][Date "2009.11.06"] [White "metalsonic"] [Black "IAMHAPPYONE"] [Result "0-1"] (B-7)5.Nf3,exd4 6.Nxd4,c5 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. Bxd7 Qxd7 9. Nf3 Qxd1 10. Kxd1 Nc6 11. Be3 O-O-O 12. Ke2 b6 13. c3 f6 14. Rad1 Be7 15. Rxd8 Bxd8 16. Nd6 Kd7 17. Nf7 Nge7 18. Nxh8 Ke6 19. Rd1 Bc7 20. a3 g5 21. Nxg5 fxg5 22. Bxg5 Nd5 23. c4 Nde7 24. Bxe7 Kxe7 25. g3 Nd4 26. Ke3 Be5 27. Ng6 hxg6 28. f4 Bf6 29. h4 Ke6 30. g4 Bg7 31. h5 gxh5 32. gxh5 Bh6 33. Rg1 Kf5 [Event "Chess Moon"] [Site ""][Date "02.12.2012"] [White "Yavuz Donat"][Black "Maurice Ellis1"][Result "0-1"] (C-1)5.Nf3,Bf5 6.Ng3,Ng6 7.Ne5,Bd6 8.Nxg6,hxg6 9.Bd3,Nf6 10.Qe2ck,Qe7 11.Qxe7ck,Bxe7 12.0-0,Nc6 13.Re1,0-0-0 14.c3,Bd6 15.Bg6,Rde8 16.Bb5,Rxe1ck 17.Rxe1,Nb8 18.h3,c6 19.Bc4,Rf8 20.Ne4,Nxe4 21.Rxe4,Nd7 22.Bf4,Kc7 23.Bxe6ck,Kxe6 24.Rh5,Nf8 25.g4,b5 26.g5,bxc4 27.gxf6,gxf6 28.Rf4,f5 29.Rf3,Rb8 30.Re3,Rxb2 31.Rd8,Rb7 32.Kg2,Kd7 33.Rh8,Rb2 BUXTON(1582)ELLIS,M.(1572) 1991 New Castle,Pa. Quads (C-2)5.Nf3,Bf5 6.Ng3,Bg4 7.Be2,exd4 8.Nxd4,Bxe2 9.Qxe2ck,Qe7 10.Be3,Nd7 11.Nb5!,Kd8 12.Nxa7,Rxa7 13.Bxa7,Qe2ck 14.Kxe2,b6 15.a4,Kc8 1-0 DODGE(1600)ELLIS,M.(1734)1993 Postal (D-1)5.Nf3,f5 6.Nxe5,Qd5 7.Nc3,Bb4 8.Be2,Bxc3ck 9.bxc3,Qxg2 10.Bf3,Qh3 11.Qe2,Nf6 12.Ng6ck,Kf7 13.Nxh8ck,Kg8 14.Bg5,Resign 1991 Postal 1-0 C-03 P.LERE-J.MARTENOT (D-2)5. Nf3 f5 6. Neg5 h6 7. Nh3 Nc6 8. Bb5 exd4 9. Ne5 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Bxd2+ 11. Kxd2 Nf6 12. Ng6 Ne4+ 13. Kc1 Qf6 14. Nxh8 g6 15. Re1 Qxh8 16. Bxc6+ bxc6 17. f3 Qe5 18. Qd3 Qa5 19. c3 Ba6 20. Qxd4 Rd8 21. Qg7 Qd5 22. Qxg6+ Ke7 23. Qxh6 Rd6 24. Qf4 Kd8 25. fxe4 fxe4 26. Qg5+ Kc8 27. Qxd5 1-0 1991 Postal 1-0 C-03 F.ARCHE-J.MARTENOT (E-1)5.Nf3,Bg4 6.h3,Bh5 7.dxe5,Qxd1ck 8.Kxd1,Nc6 9.Bf4,Bg6 10.Nc5?,Bxc5 11.Ke1,0-0-0 12.Resigns WOODIN(1807)ELLIS,M.(1650) 1992 Postal (E-2)5.Nf3,Bg4 6.d5,Nf6 7.Nxf6ck,Qxf6 8.Be2,Nd7 9.0-0,e4 10.Nfd2,Bf5 11.c4,0-0-0 12.Nb3,Nb6 13.Be3,Qxb2 14.Qd2,Qxd2 15.Bxd2,Bg6 16.Be3,f5 17.g3,Bf7 18.Rfc1,h6 19.Rab1,Kb8 20.Bc5,g6 21.Bxf8,Rhxf8 FORD(1500)ELLIS,M.(1564)1992 New Castle,Pa. Quads (E-3)5.Nf3,Bg4 6.Bc4 f6 7.O-O Nc6 8.c3 Qd7 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 O-O-O 11.Be3 exd4 12.cxd4 Nb4 13.Nc5 Bxc5 14.dxc5 Nd5 15.Rfd1 Nge7 16.Rac1 c6 17.Rd3 Qf5 White:Plenkovic Zdenko(2240)Black:Pecnik Leo(2251) Event:Ch Croatia(team)(1st League)(Juniors) Site:Rabac,Croatia Score:1/2-1/2 Date:2003 Opening:French Def.,Rubinstein vtn.,Ellis Gambit (E-4)5.Nf3,Bg4 6. Bc4 f6 7. O-O Nc6 8. c3 Qd7 9. Bxg8 Rxg8 10. Qb3 Bxf3 11. gxf3 Rh8 12. dxe5 Na5 13. e6 Qc6 14. Qd1 Qxe6 15. Re1 Be7 16. Nc5 Qc6 17.Ne6 Kf7 18. Bf4 Bd6 19. Bxd6 cxd6 20. Nd4 Qd7 21. Nb3 Nxb3 22. Qd5+ Kg6 23. axb3 Qc6 24. Qd4 Kf7 25. Qg4 d5 26. Ra5 Kf8 27. Qb4+ 1-0 [Site ""][Date "1989.??.??"] [White "Koskinen "][Black "Hartmann "] [Result "1-0"][ECO "C03"] ((F-1)A-10 5.Nc3,c6 (G-1) 5.c3?!,exd4 6.cxd4,Bb4ck 7.Bd2?,Qxd4 8.Bd3?,Qxd3 9.c3,Nc6 0-1 GEISLER(1400)ELLIS,M.(1550)1989 Postal (G-2) 5.c3?!,exd4 6.Nf3,Nc6 7.Nxd4,Nxd4 8.cxd4,Bb4ck 9.Nc3,Qe7ck 10.Qe2,Bg4 11.Qxe7ck,Nxe7 12.f3,Bd7 13.Bd3,0-0 14.a3,Ba5 15.Bf4,Nd5 16.Bd2,Rae8ck 17.Kf2,Nxc3 18.b4,Bb6 19.Bxc3,Re7 20.a4,a6 21.a5,Ba7 22.g4,Rfe8 23.Rae1,Bc6 24.Be4,Bxe4 25.fxe4,Rxe4 26.Kf3,Rxe1 27.Bxe1,Bd4 28.Bg3,Re3ck 29.Resign LUOMA(1500)ELLIS,M.(1500)1989 Postal (H-1)5.Be3,exd4 6.Qxd4,Qxd4 7.Bxd4,Nc6 8.Bb5,Nge7 9.Nf3,Bd7 10.Be3,0-0-0 11.Neg5,Be8 12.0-0,h6 13.Ne4,a6 14.Ba4,Nd5 15.Bc5,f5 16.xf8,fxe4 17.Bxg7,Rh7 18.Bxh6,exf3 19.Bg5,fxg2 20.Rfe1,Nde7 21.Bxc6,Nxc6 22.Bxd8,Kxd8 23.Rad1ck,Rd7 24.Rxd7ck,Kxd7 25.c3,Bf7 26.a3,Ne7 27.Kxg2,Ng6 28.Kg3,Be6 29.h4,Ke7 30.h5,Nf8 MEYER(1651)ELLIS,M.(1684)1992 Postal (H-2)5.Be3,exd4 6.Bxd4,Qd5 7.Qd3,Bf5 8.f3,Nc6 9.Ne2,Nxd4 10.Nxd4,Qa5ck 11.c3,Bd7 LARKIN(1376)ELLIS,M.(1734)1995 Postal (H-3)5.Be3,exd4 6.Bxd4,Nc6 7.Bb5,Bd7 8.Nc5,Qe7ck 9.Ne2,0-0-0 10.c3,a6 11.Na6,Nd4 LUCKEY(1700)ELLIS,M.(1734) (I-1)5.d5,Nf6 6.Nxf6ck,Qxf6 7.Be3,Bd6 8.Bd3,0-0 9.c3,c5 10.dxc6,Nxc6 11.Qc2,h6 12.Ne2,Bg4 13.0-0-0,Rac8 (J-1)5.d5,Be7 6.Bc4,Bf5 7.Ng3,Bg6 8.Nf3,Nd7 9.Be3,a6 10.a4,Rc8 11.0-0,h5 12.Ne2,Nb5 13.Bxb6,cxb6 14.Nxe5,Nf6 15.Nxg5,fxg6 16.Qd3,Rh6 17.Nf4,Qd6 18.Nxg6,Rxc4 19.Qxc4,Rxg6 20.Qc8ck,Kf7 21.Qxb7,Qxd5 22.Qxd5ck,Nxd5 23.Rad1,Rd6 24.c4,Nf6 25.Rxd6,Bxd6 26.Rd1,Ne8 27.g3,g6 28.Rd3,Ke7 29.f4,Ng7 30.Kg2,Ke6 31.h3,a5 32.f3,Ne8 33.Ke3,Kf7 34.g4,hxg4 35.hxg4,Nc7 36.Rd3,Ke7 37.f5,gxf5 38.gxf5,Be5 39.b3,Bf6 40.Kg4,Ne8 41.Re3ck,Kf7 42.Re6,Bd4 43.Re4,Nf6ck 0-1 PEZZI(1564)ELLIS,M.(1564)1992 New Castle,Pa.Quads (K-1)5.d5,c6 6.Bc4,c5 7.Be3,Nd7 8.Nf3,f5 9.Neg5,f4 10.d6,Nh6 11.Ne6,Qf6 12.Bxc5,Nxc5 13.Nxc5,Qxd6 14.Qxd6,Bxd6 15.Ne4,Bc7 16.Rd1,Bf5 17.Bd5,0-0-0 18.Nfg5,Bxe4 19.Nxe4,Kb8 20.Be6,Rxd1ck 21.Kxd1,Re8 22.Bc4,Nf5 Draw Kofrankova-Kotyza,1999 (K-2)5.d5,c6 6.c4,Nf6 7.Bg5,Bb4ck 8.Nc3,0-0 9.Bxf6,Bxc3ck 10.bxc3,Qxf6 11.d6,Re8 12.c5,Nd7 13.Nf3,Nxc5 0-1 Anakbuma(1702)-M.Ellis 2013 (L-1)5.d5,f5 6.dxe5,Qxd1ck 7. ---------------------------------------------------------------- BIBLIOGRAPHY CHESS LIFE & REVIEW May,1981 p.45 APCT NEWS BULLETIN Dec.,1992 p.18 MODERN CHESS OPENING THEORY p.281-282 1976 Tennessee Postal Chess -------------------------------------------------------------- LIST OF GAMES(46) Anakbumi-M.Ellis,2013 Andrieux-Martenot,1992 Archie-Martenot,1991 Bello(1872)-M.Ellis,1990 Buxton(1582)-M.Ellis,1991 Clere-Martenot,1991 Disque(1500)-M.Ellis,1993 Postal Djeno(2048)-Detelic(1892),2002 Dodge(1600)-M.Ellis,1993 Postal Donat(1684)-M.Ellis,2012 Fabriziosky(1601)-M.Ellis,2000 Ford(1500)-M.Ellis,1992 Geguchadze(1800)-M.Ellis,2009 Geisler(1400)-M.Ellis,1989 Postal Gorge-Martenot,1998 Koenig(1239)-M.Ellis,1994 Postal Kofrankova-Kotyza,1999 Koskinen-Hartmann Krstic(2328)-Pecnik(2218),2001 Khula(1200)-M.Ellis Larkin(1376)-M.Ellis,1995 Postal Lere0Martenot,1991 Luckey(1700)-M.Ellis Luoma-1500)-M.Ellis,1989 Postal Marche Fabrice-Martenot,1991 Menacher-Wipplich,1992 Metalsonc-M.Ellis,2009 Miramontes-M.Ellis,1992 Koskinen-Hartmann,1991 Kostjoerin-Campomanes,1966 McCue(1200)-M.Ellis,1993 Postal Meyer(1651)-M.Ellis Mirantes-M.Ellis,1990 Postal Olivera-Camomanes,1966 Papapostolou-Campomanes,1966 Pexxi(1564)-M.Ellis,1992 Pitkanen-Olkinluora(2030),2000 Plenkovic(2240)-Pecnik(2251),2003 Postolou(2104)-M.Ellis,1966 Radovii-Kozomara,1948 Jim Reilly-Montarolo Luca,2002 Rouxel-Martenot,1991 Roys(2047)-M.Ellis,2002 Postal Sogin(1715)-M.Ellis,1992 Postal Woodin(1807)-M.Ellis,1992 Postal Zufic(2310)-Pecnik(2218),2001 ------------------------------------------------------------- Throughout the 1970's National Master Ron Gross continued to see Fischer whenever Bobby Fischer came to Southern California. Ron was teaching in Compton and Bobby would come over and they would play 10-second chess just like in the old days. Fischer loved it when Ron would play offbeat openings and he would try to refute them over the board. He was particularly struck when Ronnie, as black, played a weird gambit against the Tarrasch French: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 e5!? Bobby asked where Ron had found that one and Gross explained that a correspondence player friend of his had showed it to him. Further, the originator of the gambit was Steinitz! Site last updated May 1,2013