Monday, April 9, 2012

Pete's Elephant

My buddy Peter Atzerpay called the other night. "Saw that old Elephant by that old man Diemer you posted the other day," he said. "I played one of those last night and thought you might get a kick out of it."

"Send it on," I said.

"It's short," he said. "I'll give it to you over the phone." And he set off before I could say anything. But I stopped him after he gave me White's second move."

"Bc4 sounds like the Bishop's Opening to me," I said.

"Just write it down," Pete said. "It'll come to you in a minute."

I wrote it down.