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Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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Supposed refutation
Some guy is claiming the line 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bc4 Nge7 7.Bg5 h6 as a refutation (or at least path to a clear edge for black) of the Morra, with the idea of meeting 8....

Started 07/26/19 at 09:00:31 by stockhausen
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By: smatija
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A new move in the Taylor Morra
Here is a very interesting (and somewhat risky) attempt by Black to play for a win in the Taylor variation of the Morra, after Esserman's 9.Bf4 recommendation. Black sacrifices an exchange, and gets e...

Started 11/28/14 at 08:47:40 by PANFR
4 3905 Last Post 10/18/15 at 18:17:17
By: PushyPush
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Just wandered what people thought of the line i am currently enjoying and it certainly is an open sicilian! I have had good success with it so far against people who have been playing the sicilian for...

Started 05/25/05 at 00:18:32 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
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By: kylemeister
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Mayhem in the Morra and The Modern Morra Gambit
Hi all,
I was wonder, for those of you who have both books, do they compliment each other?
I just started on Mayhem in the Morra and I like it. The only thing is that in the first chapter t...

Started 12/10/13 at 15:31:29 by Mtal
2 5401 Last Post 12/16/13 at 03:21:25
By: TN
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Smith-Morra Resources?
Is there any information available in print or otherwise on this opening that is worth purchasing?

Started 09/19/11 at 14:49:15 by walkingterrapin
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By: gunnar
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the tactical smith-morra gambit
The Smith-Morra is incredibly complicated and Black couldn't convert the pawn.
1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bc4 g6 7. h3 Qa5 8.Qb3 Nxe4 9. Bxf7+ Kd8 10. Bd5 Nxc3 11. b...

Started 07/21/13 at 14:07:09 by sloughter
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By: Bibs
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The Smith-Mora Gambit
I have been running into this opening a lot in blitz games lately. Is it played a lot by Grandmasters? And if so, what is the success rate for white? Thanks Smiley

Started 06/16/13 at 07:39:32 by MarsRover
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By: Michel Barbaut
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Mayhem in the Morra.
I have owned the book by Mark Esserman for only a few days.
I has many new ideas  not dealt with by Burgess and Langrock.
Is the Morra sound. I have not studied the book enough to give a def...

Started 12/24/12 at 13:27:38 by flaviddude
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By: Markovich
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History of the 'Morra' Gambit
go on in the right section.
Dany Senechaud (with the help of René Bonnave archive and memory)have wroten a very interesting article in Europe-Echecs 562 (jannuary 2007).
he wrote :The Morra ...

Started 09/13/11 at 08:38:16 by Djy
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By: Djy
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New Morra Gambit DVD
Has any one got this dvd?
I dont agree with the synopis on most underated anti sicilian since it is very very common at clublevel (as well as at ...

Started 08/02/10 at 11:12:14 by bragesjo
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19 15439 Last Post 08/14/10 at 13:06:55
By: Michel Barbaut
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Morra Gambit ...Bd7
The big problem with the Morra Gambit is that Black has so many reasonable defences available. One of them is playing ...Bd7 at some point.
Stigma wrote on 12/24/07 at 10:00:08:
Just so it is clear to everybody, the line in ...

There are quite a few transpositions possible indeed. To expan

Started 12/25/07 at 01:07:24 by MNb
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21 30432 Last Post 07/28/10 at 17:15:02
By: SWJediknight
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new transposition out of Morra Gambit?
I seem to recall that 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Qa5 is supposedly half decent (not losing). I haven't read any material on it, but recall that an early SOS covered it.
Now I'm assuming 3.d4 is not the best ch...

Started 10/15/09 at 10:38:24 by TicklyTim
6 10963 Last Post 10/16/09 at 10:35:51
By: MNb
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Novelty in Smith-Morra Gambit!
First,you have to look this game!
Vladimir Zakharov-Aleksey Gusev,Tula 2002

Started 09/06/09 at 09:35:05 by wideawake (Ex Member)
3 3685 Last Post 09/08/09 at 00:25:00
By: Markovich
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7...b5 in The Morra
Gold Plus subscribers can see the latest update on Opening Trends in Computer Chess at looking at 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bc4 a6 7.0-0 b5!/!?

Started 04/10/09 at 19:40:40 by Harvey Williamson
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By: Harvey Williamson
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Ben Hague & other Morra experts...
Hi guys.
What are the best resources for White in the Morra gambit?
What do you think of Langrock's book & can you recommend others.
Thanks in advance  Smiley

Started 03/01/09 at 16:05:45 by Zygalski
1 2424 Last Post 03/01/09 at 21:05:59
By: MNb
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Smith-Morra - d6 and a6
I'd like peoples opinion of a line I've been looking at in this system-
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Bf4. Now 8...e5 looks dodgy after Ng5, it g...

Started 06/20/03 at 11:55:43 by Ben_Hague
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Morra line w/ early a6,b5,Bb7
I've yet to decide how I wish to play when I'm faced with the Morra Gambit.  I usually decline it by going into the Nf6/Nc6 or Nf6/e6 branches of the Alapin (c3) Sicilian.  However, I can't help but f...

Started 10/01/06 at 15:26:49 by J-dog
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By: Klick
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Is the Morra sound?
Hey I saw a fat book on the Morra at the bookstore and was considering buying it.. but I dont want to learn it if it isen't sound.  By "sound" I mean around as sound as the King's Gambit.. meaning it ...

Started 03/31/08 at 02:58:36 by everalexfor
6 5442 Last Post 04/22/08 at 09:39:40
By: TimS
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Ben_Hague v Uberdeker, Smith-Morra Gambit
OK, I'll get the ball rolling. I'm assuming that Uberdeker is interested, if not then hopefully someone else will take up the cudgels.
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 ...
I know that MNb...

Started 07/27/06 at 19:50:53 by Ben_Hague
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By: Katalyst
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Morra: News since Langrock's book!
The line 4.Nxc3 e6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 a6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Bg5 f6 is probably GM and IM favorite weapon against the Morra.
After 9.Be3 b5 (if 9...Ng6 10.Bb3 intending Na4)10.Bb3 Ng6 Langrock 's book rev...

Started 05/06/07 at 12:02:21 by Dji
8 15027 Last Post 08/23/07 at 13:09:51
By: Dji
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