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  1. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    21 Jun '06 16:24
    I played the morra gambit, things developed fairly normally when...

    ...13. Rxb2! Never saw it, from there on I struggled...

    ...15. Ng4 - I'm in a whole lot of trouble, obviously can't capture the black queen due to...

    16. Qxc3 Bxc3, 17. Rb7? Nxe3, leaving 2 more pieces hanging.

    Thought the game was a loss, those hangin pices were going to drop anyway so...

    16. Bxf7+!

    I'm delighted with how this turned out!!!

    Game 2189913
  2. 21 Jun '06 16:54
    Bxf7+....Hmmm

    It is clear Kxf7 does not work, It also took me a while to realise Rxf7 also fails after Rb8+ Rf8 Rxf8+ Kxf8

    however, what is the POA if black plays 16. Kh8 ??

    Qxc3 Bxc3 fxg4 (the best defence i think) Bxb2

    After all this (assuming i havn't misscalculated) Black is still in the game, and dare I say better.
  3. 21 Jun '06 16:55
    wots so gr8 bout Bxf7
  4. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    21 Jun '06 17:16
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    I played the morra gambit, things developed fairly normally when...
    That's not the Smith-Morra Gambit. 3. c3 would be the Smith-Morra. My eco database says you played the Andreaschek gambit?

    Normal development of the smith-morra is to develop the rooks to the open c and d files, and use them to cause havoc.

    D
  5. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    21 Jun '06 18:48
    to Shinidoki: Kh8 - black 'is' still in the game, i just thought it was a good move in my crap situation... :-/

    to Caro Kann: I won

    to Ragnorak: correct, sorry - I'm reading a lot of opening books lately, bit confusing! Thanks for pointing that out though. The Smith Morra is when you offer another pawn, c3 then capure with the knight ya?
  6. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    21 Jun '06 18:56
    Couldn't black have won quite a few moves in a row with ..e5, winning a piece? Or am I crazy talking?
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    22 Jun '06 11:11
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    to Shinidoki: Kh8 - black 'is' still in the game, i just thought it was a good move in my crap situation... :-/

    to Caro Kann: I won

    to Ragnorak: correct, sorry - I'm reading a lot of opening books lately, bit confusing! Thanks for pointing that out though. The Smith Morra is when you offer another pawn, c3 then capure with the knight ya?
    That's right. I don't know about the line Ragnorak was talking about, but by move 4 you had a standard open Sicilian.

    The Smith-Morra normally goes: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 and 4. Nxc3 is normally what comes next, if white likes risks then 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 like in the Danish gambit is possible, but probably not very good.