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Bragi Kristjansson vs Joseph Roberts
WchT U26 14th (1967), Harrachov CSR, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-05  Holden: Of course not 7...♘xe5? 8.♘xe5 dxe5?? 9.♗xf7+! 1-0

After 7...dxe5, white's knights become awfully fun to play. After 8. ♕xd8, no matter how black recaptures, white can move a knight and threaten an exchange winning fork. Look at all those lovely squares there for the knights: b5, d5, e5, and g5.

Look at the board after 7...dxe5. White may be two pawns down, but who on earth would want to play this as black?

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  GrahamClayton: <Holden>Look at the board after 7...dxe5. White may be two pawns down, but who on earth would want to play this as black?

7...♘g4 is almost as bad, eg:
8.e6 f6 9.♗f4 g6 10.♘d4 ♘ge5 11.♗e5 de5 12.♘c6 ♕d1+ 13.♖d1 bc6 14.♘b5!.

Aug-06-10  transpo: Black made a well known thematic error in the Smith-Morra Gambit of developing his Knight to f6 (Nf6???) prior to the prophylactic 6...a6. 6...a6 prevents White's access to b5, which is critical to the success of any attack on Black's position.

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