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  1. 15 Aug '07 16:00
    What is this opening? Is it any good?
  2. 15 Aug '07 16:14
  3. 15 Aug '07 16:19
    Originally posted by zebano
    Tournament 2058
    Whats the main line itself?
  4. Standard member Ari Brenin Cymru
    Siachmat!
    15 Aug '07 16:33
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Whats the main line itself?
    I think that is the main line, for example this game. Game 3676268
  5. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    15 Aug '07 16:38
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Whats the main line itself?
    One of my games in the Main Line Morra is Game 2505381.
  6. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    15 Aug '07 16:40
    Originally posted by Ari Brenin Cymru
    I think that is the main line, for example this game. Game 3676268
    That game deviates from the Main Line Morra with blacks 6th move (Bg4).
  7. 15 Aug '07 16:41
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Whats the main line itself?
    The classical main line is:
    1.e4...c5
    2.d4...cxd4
    3.c3...dxc3
    4.Nxc3...Nc6
    5.Nf3...e6
    6.Bc4...d6
    7.0-0...Nf6
    8.Qe2...Be7
    9.Rd1...e5
    10.Be3...0-0

  8. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    15 Aug '07 16:42
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    What is this opening? Is it any good?
    Is it any good.

    Judge on results. I have played 74, W47 D17 L10.
  9. 15 Aug '07 16:45 / 1 edit
    I'm
    P=27
    W=20
    D=2
    L=5
    Not including 2 t/o wins in the Morra tourni.

    It's clearly unsound.






    For black
  10. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 Aug '07 16:55 / 1 edit
    When I have two free slots I would like to play the black side of the smith-morra against you guys DF and Squelch. That is if you guys would like to play it against me.

    Edit: unrated games that is.
  11. 15 Aug '07 17:03
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    When I have two free slots I would like to play the black side of the smith-morra against you guys DF and Squelch. That is if you guys would like to play it against me.

    Edit: unrated games that is.
    I'm ok with that, though I'm struggling with 32 G.I.P at the moment.

    I would say beware if you follow lines in a database which show good results for black, because they often have mistakes by white which can easily be corrected. Most are simple move-order mistakes by players making their Morra moves by wrote regardless of the black defence.

    If you are playing without any help at all, good luck.
    I hope you like being a pawn up but & on the defensive all game!

    Morra as black = eeugh!
  12. 15 Aug '07 17:04
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    One of my games in the Main Line Morra is Game 2505381.
    Haven't you "graduated" yet? According to E Lasker you should not be playing this at this stage.
  13. 15 Aug '07 17:06
    z00t, maybe you have a point.
    You've improved a lot since your early days; User 265029
  14. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    15 Aug '07 17:06
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    If you are playing without any help at all, good luck.
    I hope you like being a pawn up but & on the defensive all game!

    Morra as black = eeugh!
    I have on book on it on the black side of it.
    The main reason I want to this is to have some experience against some strong opposition. The sicilian is my main defence against 1. e4 and I think I'm bound to see this game at OTB play some time. I just want to know what I'm headed too.
  15. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    15 Aug '07 17:08
    Originally posted by z00t
    Haven't you "graduated" yet? According to E Lasker you should not be playing this at this stage.
    Why not? That game is a win against a player rated 1875.

    Note dear z00t I was not beating up on 1500s here. Expect you didn't realise I could win against such highly rated opponents.