Originally posted by Squelchbelch
Ben Hague beat openings guru Jim Plaskett in 2004 with the Morra.
Patrick Ray beat Morra accepted defence theorist IM Ben Finegold with the gambit last year.
Jim Plaskett is an openings guru???
Anyway, I'm not saying it's possible that an FM/IM would beat a stronger player with the gambit but it's just not that likely. Certainly wouldn't be a common occurence.
I'm quite fond of the Morra - played it a few times myself years ago. Not sure it's tremendously good though.