Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. d4/2...cxd4/3. c3/3...d3

Smith-Morra Gambit Declined
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)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3
Parent: Sicilian Defence

3...d3

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Players have played this move a bit, but it is too passive. Black does not need to decline White's gambit. After c4 followed by Bxd3, White has a Maróczy Bind and a spatial plus. However, it is playable.

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