Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. d4

Smith-Morra Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Smith-Morra GambitEdit

White offers a pawn for quicker development. Sometimes white puts in the move 2. Nf3 and decides by the reaction of black whether to enter the gambit.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 c5 2. d4
2 3 4 5
Smith-Morra Gambit d4
cxd4
c3
dxc3
Nxc3
Nc6
Nf3
d6
=
d4
e6
= to 1...e6 2. d4 c5

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 21 March 2011, at 22:05