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Most practical OTB Smith-Morra counter for black?
What would you say is the most practical defense to the Smith-Morra for black? My results against this gambit are terrible... (so bad, that I'm now considering playing it as white)

Started 05/10/20 at 18:17:22 by ehpotsirhc
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By: MNb
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Esserman "Mayhem in the Morra"

Started 06/25/12 at 13:48:51 by Michel Barbaut
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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: TopNotch
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Poll: What is the "best" line to fight the Smith-Morra g
Personally I prefer the Finegold defense. Taylor defense i also very interesting. I also must say that the book about the Finegold defense is a very nice reading. I will discuss and show some position...

Started 02/23/10 at 22:32:22 by Bogojump
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By: XChess1971
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Line not mentioned in Mayhem in Morra
I'm curious why this line isn't essayed as either good or bad in Mayhem in the Morra...
1.e4 c5 2.d4 and now Black responds with 2...Qb6?! The point is this move by Black puts immediate pressure ...

Started 11/13/18 at 01:34:17 by HagenWatch1
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By: mn
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Delayed Morra
Thinking to add the Delayed Morra to my White rep. Idea was to use it only vs. certain setups (e.g. vs. d6-Sicilians): 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 xx 3. d4 cxd4 4. c3 (?!/!?).
3 questions for you:
(a) v...

Started 12/14/15 at 13:04:20 by chk
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By: kylemeister
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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
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By: PushyPush
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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
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By: MNb
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Novelty in Smith-Morra Gambit!
First,you have to look this game!
Vladimir Zakharov-Aleksey Gusev,Tula 2002
b5,10.Bb3-Ng6,11.Nd5-ed5,12.ed5-Nc...

Started 09/06/09 at 09:35:05 by wideawake (Ex Member)
3 3946 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 www.chesspublishing.com 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
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By: MNb
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Smith-Morra - d6 and a6
Hi,
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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By: ANDREW BRETT
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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
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By: TimS
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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
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By: Dji
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New Morra Gambit DVD
Has any one got this dvd?
http://www.chessbase.com/shopd/product.asp?pid=614
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 16359 Last Post 08/14/10 at 13:06:55
By: Michel Barbaut
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Interesting line in the Morra gambit
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6
After these moves the normal set up with 0-0 and Qe2 is not good because Black still has Bg4. The main line is
7.0-0 Nf6 8.Bg5 e6<br ...

Started 03/21/05 at 10:50:14 by Lobachevsky
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By: Harvey Williamson
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8.b4!? in Morra Gambit
What do you think about 8.b4 gambit? Which are the min lines? Is it good or playable for white?
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 a6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.b4!?
Thanks
Bye

Started 07/19/06 at 04:53:32 by peon4rey
7 12210 Last Post 07/26/06 at 17:29:27
By: Dragonslayer
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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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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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