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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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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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Esserman "Mayhem in the Morra"

Started 06/25/12 at 13:48:51 by Michel Barbaut
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By: Tauromachie
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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
10 4628 Last Post 07/27/16 at 16:25:40
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
4 3811 Last Post 10/18/15 at 18:17:17
By: PushyPush
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Poll: Smith-Morra
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 5319 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
4 3583 Last Post 06/18/13 at 12:02:40
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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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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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 10752 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 3601 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 2363 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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