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Smith-Mora

slimedog
Jan 6, 2011, 2:51 PM 0
I used to say "bring it on" when someone would play the Smith-Mora Gambit. That was because at one time I knew how to play it, because I had gone over it with my co-author, Brian Wall. But then I completely forgot what it was I knew. Another chess player showed me Ne5 and then I remembered what I think Mr. Wall had said about it. He said the doubled pawns were fine int his position, and in the Sicilian in general for some reason. However if I wait for white to possibly sac that e4 pawn then those doubled pawns wouldn not be good, so even though I'm not two moves from being castled, I need to play that as soon as I can.

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