More adventures in the Smith-Morra declined

Jpatrick
Jan 11, 2010, 5:10 AM 3,839 Reads 0 Comments

The method of declining the Smith-Morra gambit via an early ...e5 is, in my opinion, underrated by theory and definitely underestimated by opponents. Unsuspecting White opponents can get quickly crushed if they make even a small slip.  Here's a recent blitz game illustrating just that.

 

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