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  1. Joined
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    21 Dec '20 08:202 edits
    Plenty of mistakes by both, but I thought I'd share an interesting blitz game using the Morra against a fairly decent opponent.
    I'm not entirely sure 9.Nd5?! is sound, and after a quick glance at Stockfish 14.Bxf6 probably deserves a ??
    Still, a fun game and please excuse later errors because we were both down to about a minute left by move 30.

  2. Joined
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    21 Dec '20 09:161 edit
    Black sure made a lot of pawn moves instead of getting his pieces developed 🤔

    In the first 14 moves 12 were pawn moves by black!
    Some forced but most were not.

    Good game none the less!
  3. Standard membercongruent
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    21 Dec '20 21:50
    Good for blitz as the psychological impact of the sac (Nd5) is worth its weight in gold in blitz. Any Sicilian player should guard against making too many pawn moves/pawn grabs.
  4. Joined
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    27 Dec '20 17:101 edit
    More Morra carnage. Rook infiltration!
    5 minutes against a 2000 rated blitz player.
    Quite an instructive game this, for anyone interested in taking up this opening.
    It has the signature set-up, with the e4-e5 push and again the knight sac on d5.

    Enjoy. I did 🙂

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    27 Dec '20 19:35
    Looks like white blew his pieces trying to attack, probably too soon.
  6. e4
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    28 Dec '20 03:48
    Hi Zygalski,

    That first game, this postion.


    Reminded me very much of my OTB Club Championship game v Richard Kynoch.
    this was the final position in our game:


    Three pieces can take the piece giving mate...but they are all King-Pinned!
    I was looking for similar type of mate in your game.

    G. Chandler - R. Kynoch, Edinburgh 1981
  7. Joined
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    28 Dec '20 09:101 edit
    Haha! Great final position in that game. ^^
    Makes me feel rather claustrophobic...
  8. Standard membercongruent
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    28 Dec '20 12:29
    @eladar said
    Looks like white blew his pieces trying to attack, probably too soon.
    Which game are you looking at? G1 or G2?
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