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  • 4 months ago

    jonmccon

    I see parts 4 and 5 of The 'Anti' Sicilians. Are parts 1-3 still available either here or somewhere else on the internet? Thanks.


  • 13 months ago

    borsiz

  • 14 months ago

    fredou_79

    What to you think about Smith-Morra Gambit having very similar pawn structure with Sheveningen, but the white pawn on c2 ?

    How that would affect blacks minority attack with rook on C file if there is no c2 pawn to attack ?

    I know Morra for white doesn't usualy use f4 type attack, but is there a way to connect since structure is so much alike in pawn structure but plans seem to differ ?

  • 21 months ago

    rugbylover2011

    thank you for that great video sir, I think that at 10:18 bf7 is a winning move because then you force black to move kd8 then Bb6+ forcing kc8 then Qc2+ forcing again Kb8 and then Qc7 checkmate

  • 2 years ago

    kapishreshta

    @Supercourgette Same here. :)

  • 2 years ago

    SuperCourgette

    Aslan7: let me draw your attention to the 2nd edition of "The Modern Morra" by Langrock (2011). I have read some parts of the first edition and it's an interesting book, but some lines get some very short comments.

  • 2 years ago

    UncleKolaYams

    I have played this line for years (learned it in Texas where Smith lived) and enjoy it. Unfortunately there is no recent book devoted to the line. Great video--many thanks. rt

  • 2 years ago

    GM_rudy

    TQ SIR...

  • 2 years ago

    Patzer24

    Interesting that Esserman - Van Wely is quoted. At the 2011 US Open on the final night of the tournament around midnight I watched the two play a bunch of thematic blitz games in this line exploring with each other, Esserman believing his piece sacrifice was interesting and Loek saying it was pretty much trash. Hearing the two trash talk each other and play blitz game after blitz game over and over was great fun!

  • 2 years ago

    SuperCourgette

    I have given up the Smith-Morra gambit for a while (for 1.Nf3). It might motivate me to go back to my old love :)

  • 3 years ago

    jcasey91

    i was thinking what if white played bishop b5 instead of c4 in smith morra to remove defender of e5 pawn, i mean of course it can be defended somehow but it seems to me that it would be stronger than bishop being on c4?

  • 3 years ago

    transpo

    @Camp100

    @transpo

    Dzindzichashvili already did a video on Nf6 because it just transposes into the c3 sicilian which he already did a video on.

    So then, even with the Smith-Morra White doesn't have a choice when Black plays 3.Nf6 and forces White to play the c3 Sicilian.  It seems that Black is in charge again.  If Black doesn't want to let White play the Smith Morra White has no choice  So this video is for club players that don't know about 3.Nf6, is that what you are saying.   

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Check out this otb game I played for my club, my opponent played the Smith-Morra gambit but played it all wrong... Laughing 2 crazy sacrifices - a knight and a bishop for 2 pawns... 2 outside passed pawns... hectic!

    http://blog.chess.com/pumpupthevolume247/my-final-game-of-the-season---a-win

    Brilliant topic for a lecture Roman great stuff! I never play the Smith-Morra gambit myself but I have lost just as many games against it as I have defeated it. It seems like a very powerful weapon if white knows what they are doing.

  • 3 years ago

    Greenmtnboy

    Thanks.  Somewhat superficial.  Would like to see a tutorial where you could select specific lines and go indepth. 

  • 3 years ago

    Camp100

    @transpo

    Dzindzichashvili already did a video on Nf6 because it just transposes into the c3 sicilian which he already did a video on.

  • 3 years ago

    better_than_morphy

    Smith Morra gambit is my favourite against the sicilian

  • 3 years ago

    nani8em

    Dzindzi is always cool... and love tolearn anything against the Sicilian... Wink

  • 3 years ago

    shady4life

    Great video thanks.

  • 3 years ago

    bigdoug

    This is a great ad for the Smith Morra.  Ken Smith would be happy!

  • 3 years ago

    transpo

    Mr. Dzindzichasvili, I couldn't help but notice that while you covered 3...d3 and 3...d5.  I was especting that next you would obviously mention 3...Nf6!

    In other words, 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 Nf6!!.  Without mentioning 3...Nf6 your video by omission or commision withholds vital information from the chess student! 

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