The Elephant Trap is a famous trap in the Queen’s Gambit Declined. I am not sure why it is called the Elephant Trap, but the name reminds me to an oil painting of Eddie William Powell. The picture above shows a part of this painting. More information about this and other paintings of this artist can be found at this website.
Another interesting trap is the Lasker Trap, but for now we continue with explaining some of the more difficult Chess Notation Symbols.
Original 2 responses to “The Elephant Trap”
March 7th, 2008 at 10:10 pmin Russia, the “bishop” is known by the Russian word for elephant.probably the trap’s name is related to move, bishop (elephant) to b-4.
- eddie william powell
December 15th, 2008 at 9:22 pmthanks for relating painting to chess.eddie