New Paths in the Smith-Morra Gambit Declined, Part II

Jpatrick
Jun 15, 2009, 11:28 AM 5,423 Reads 0 Comments

Very often, if Black can get in a timely ...Bb4 the move can be disruptive enough to prevent White from gaining any initiative in the Smith-Morra gambit.  As stated elsewhere, I like to decline the gambit with 3...e5, which can lead to sharp positions also considered under the Alapin line.

In this game, I did manage to get in 6...Bb4+ which led first to easy equality, and then to a nice edge, but I was unable to convert the Pawn up ending to a full point.

As always, use the Move List to view other variations considered, along with more game commentary.

 

 

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