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I've been having some trouble verses the smith-morra gambit recently. Can anyone give me any "safer" lines, or perhaps a solid way to play against it? Thanks!
transpose into an alapin?
Very strange... what I was trying to say was
^This is my preferred method :D
i saw a video on beating the smith morra gambit it was something like the evans defense or something
here is a video on a game about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Kk7GccTio
As with any gambit, be prepared to give the pawn back, as long as you don't get too greedy Black is fine.
3...g6 is also kinda interesting.
You can decline any gambit, or give the pawn(s) back in time. 2. Nf6 is good if you like that variation of the Alapin sicilian.
Playing a6 is key when you accept the gambit... It has an exclamation mark in Modern Chess Openings!
I've had some success with 3...d3 as well.
You can avoid the gambit by playing d3 after 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d3but this can transpose into a Maroczy Bind after White plays c4. Therecould follow 4.Bxd3 Nc6 5.c4 but Black has to be careful because thefreeing move in the Siclian is d5 but the pawn at c4 prevents this. The Maroczy Bind could also give you headaches. You could try to breakthe bind by playing a6 and b5 or get in e6 and d5.
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