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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. d4/2...cxd4

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

The gambit actually is offered by the next move 3. c3. Taking back with 3. Qxd4 really isn't an option, since the queen will be pushed around, while black makes developing moves.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4
3 4 5
Smith-Morra Gambit c3
dxc3
Nxc3
Nc6
Nf3
d6
=
Nf3
d6
=
Qxd4
Nc6
=/+

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