Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sicilian - Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) - Opening Theory

If you would like a try at a white E-4 opening against the Sicilian Defense that is not for the faint of heart here is a gambit opening for you.

Smith-Morra Gambit Wikipedia Page - General Info About this Opening

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3

Has The Morra Gambit Been Revived - Tim Harding

Articles from "The Gambit Cartel"
The Power of Ideas - Tim Mcgrew
A Little Learning - Tim Mcgrew

GM Boris Altermans Blog ( Morra Gambit Lessons)
Morra Gambit Pt 1
Morra Gambit Pt 2
Morra Gambit Pt 3
Morra Gambit Pt 4
Morra Gambit Pt 5
Morra Gambit Pt 6
Morra Gambit Pt 7

Here are 5 Chess Puzzles, all from Smith-Morra Gambit games.
Smith-Morra Gambit Puzzles
Smith-Morra Gambit Games List- Here are also 40+ games that are all Smith-Morra Gambits played by greats such as Fischer and Tal. (Viewable Online)

Finally here is a Smith-Morra Gambit Blog that goes over this gambit in great detail with plenty of illustrations.

Annotated Games
Kolenbet - Schipkov, B. [B21] - Annotated by B. Schipkov

Video Lessons
Smith-Morra Gambit Lesson - 8 Min Video (Basics of the opening)
Opening Systems- Morra -Smith Gambit - 10 min Video
Smith-Morra Chess Trap for White - 2 min Video

Annotated Game Videos
Tal vs Neibult - 9 min video (Main Line)
Matulovic vs. Segi - 10 Min Video (Main Line)

PGN Game Downloads
Smith-Morra Games PGN - 2150 games (U of Pitt Archive)
SicilianSmith-Morra.pgn - 5560 Games (

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