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Post Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:47 am

Smith Morra Gambit

Smith Morra Gambit

The Smith Morra Gambit is a sharp and aggressive line against the Sicilian Defense from black. If you play e4 as white for any length of time you probably run into the Sicilian Defense quite often.
This gambit is only for very aggressive players as are most gambits. White looks to not only take black out of the normal sicilian lines but also looks to use the advantage in development to overwhelm the black king.
White usually looks to put his bishop on c4 (attacking the weak pawn on f7). Then looks to castle king side after his knight comes to f3. Then eventually his rooks would like to come to the open c file and the semi open d file. After this white will have a lot of attacking lines at his disposal.


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bf4
a6 8.a4 Be7 9.Qd2 Nf6 10.Rd1 Qa5 11.Bxd6 Bxd6 12.Qxd6 Nxe4
13.Qa3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Qc7 15.O-O Qe7 16.Rd6 O-O 17.Qc5 Re8
18.Rfd1 h6 19.Qb6 e5 20.Ne1 e4 21.Be2 Be6 22.Qe3 Rac8 23.R1d2
Na5 24.h3 Qg5 25.Qxe4 Nb3 26.Rb2 Nc5 27.Qf3 Bb3 28.Rb1 Qe7
29.Rd2 Bxa4 30.Bc4 Bc6 31.Qg4 Qe4 32.Qxe4 Nxe4 33.Rd3 Rcd8
34.Rxd8 Rxd8 35.Rc1 b5 36.Bd3 Nc5 37.Bc2 Rd2 38.Rd1 Rxd1
39.Bxd1 a5 40.Kf1 a4 41.Nc2 Ne4 42.Bf3 Nd2+ 43.Ke2 Nxf3
44.gxf3 g5 45.Na3 Kg7 46.Ke3 h5 47.f4 Kg6 48.f3 h4 49.fxg5
Kxg5 50.f4 Kf5 51.Nc2 Bd7 52.Na3 Kf6 53.Kf3 Ke7 54.f5 Bxf5
55.Nxb5 Bxh3 56.c4 Bd7 57.Na3 Kd6 0-1
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Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Robert James Fischer vs Auner
1960
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Declined Push Variation
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3 4. Qxd3 d6 5. Na3 g6 6. Bg5 Bg7
7. Rd1 Qa5 8. Nf3 Nf6 9. Nc4 Qxa2 10. Nxd6+ 1-0
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:59 pm

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Mikhail Tal vs Neibult
URS 1991
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen Formation
[Result 1-0]

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O
Nf6 8.Qe2 a6 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.Bf4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Be7 12.Rac1 Qb8
13.Nd4 O-O 14.Bg3 Ned7 15.f4 e5 16.Nf5 Re8 17.Qc4 d5 18.Nxd5
Bc5+ 19.Kh1 Re6 20.Qxc5 Nxd5 21.Rxd5 exf4 22.Ne7+ Kf8 23.Rxd7
Bxd7 24.Bxe6 1-0
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Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Alexander Zaitsev vs Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov
Ch URS, Alma-Ata 1968
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Scheveningen Formation
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 e6
7. O-O Nge7 8. Bg5 a6 9. Qe2 h6 10. Be3 Bd7 11. Rad1 Ng6
12. Nd4 Na5 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Qh5 Kf7 15. f4 Nc4 16. Bf2 Rc8
17. f5 Kg8 18. fxg6 Qg5 19. Qh3 Qxg6 20. Rd3 Qe8 21. Rg3 Rh7
22. b3 Nd2 23. Re1 Be7 24. Na4 Bd8 25. Rd3 b5 26. Nc3 Bg5
27. Qg3 e5 28. Nf5 Bf4 29. Qg4 h5 30. Qe2 Bxf5 31. exf5 1-0
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:41 pm

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Milan Matulovic vs Zdravko Vospernik
YUG-ch 1955
Chess opening-Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Declined Push Variation (B21)
[Result 1-0]


1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d3 4.Bxd3 g6 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O Bg7 7.h3
Nf6 8.c4 O-O 9.Nc3 b6 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.Rc1 Bb7 12.Bb1 Rc8 13.Nd2
Re8 14.b4 Qc7 15.Qb3 Qb8 16.a3 Qa8 17.Rfd1 Bc6 18.f3 Nf8
19.Ba2 Ne6 20.Nd5 Qb7 21.Nf1 b5 22.cxb5 Bxb5 23.Nf4 Bd7 24.Qd3
Nxf4 25.Bxf4 Ba4 26.Bb3 Bb5 27.Qd2 Rf8 28.Qa2 Nd7 29.Rxc8 Qxc8
30.Rc1 Qa6 31.Ne3 Nb6 32.Rc7 Bf6 33.Ng4 Nd7 34.Bxf7+ Kh8
35.Be3 Nb6 36.Nxf6 exf6 37.Qe6 Kg7 38.h4 Bd7 39.Qe7 Rxf7
40.Bh6+ Kxh6 41.Qxf7 Qe2 42.Qf8+ Kh5 43.Qxf6 Qe1+ 44.Kh2 Qxh4+
45.Qxh4+ Kxh4 46.Rxa7 Be6 47.a4 Bc4 48.a5 Na4 49.a6 Kg5 50.Ra8
d5 51.a7 dxe4 52.Rb8 Bd5 53.Rb5 1-0
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:46 pm

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Lucas Peretti vs Andres Bertinetti
ARG-chJ U10 1/2 final 2001
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)
[Result 0-1]


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bd3 g6
7. Be3 Bg7 8. h3 Bd7 9. O-O Nc6 10. Qd2 O-O 11. Rac1 Rc8
12. Nd4 Ne5 13. f4 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Rxc4 15. f5 a6 16. Nce2 Rxc1
17. Qxc1 Nxe4 18. Qe1 e6 19. fxg6 fxg6 20. Rxf8+ Qxf8 21. Qb4
b5 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Qxe4 Qf5 24. Qa8+ Bf8 25. Qxa6 Qb1+
26. Bc1 Bc4 27. Qc8 Bxe2 28. Qe6+ Kg7 29. Qxe2 Qxc1+ 30. Kf2
Qc5+ 31. Kf1 Qc4 32. Qxc4 bxc4 33. Ke2 d5 34. Kd2 Kf6 35. Kc3
Ke5 36. a4 d4+ 37. Kd2 Bb4+ 38. Kd1 c3 0-1
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Post Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:37 am

Re: Smith Morra Gambit

Evgeny Khaskelman vs N Nasikan
Ch Kiev, Kiev (Ukraine) 1999
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Nf3 Bb4 6. Bc4
Qc7 7. Qb3 Ba5 8. O-O a6 9. g3 b5 10. Be2 Nc6 11. Bf4 Qd8
12. e5 Nge7 13. Ne4 O-O 14. a4 Nd5 15. axb5 Nxf4 16. gxf4 Rb8
17. Qa4 axb5 18. Bxb5 Bc7 19. Rfd1 Bb7 20. Nc5 Ra8 21. Qc4
Rxa1 22. Rxa1 Ba8 23. Ng5 g6 24. Rxa8 Qxa8 25. Nxd7 Qa1+
26. Kg2 Na7 27. Nxf8 Nxb5 28. Nfxh7 Qa5 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. Qc6
Kg7 31. Qe8 Qa8+ 32. Qxa8 Bxe5 33. Qg8+ 1-0
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