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Bill Wall vs Richard Monahan
Yuba City (1972), Yuba City, CA USA
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0


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Mar-04-04  mack: odd game this one...
Mar-04-04  GoodKnight: Nice. I also play the Smith-Morra Gambit as white.
Apr-13-04  think13: What the heck was black thinking? Don't move to e5, and especially dont take the knight. If he would have held his two pawns, this is a won game for black.
Aug-19-04  Peter Trujillo: an interesting game. very similar to some I have seen before in the danish gambit. However,I don't think that the pawn sacrifices are justified. black blundered away this game.
Feb-27-05  soberknight: Obviously, Black should play 5...e6 and can at some point give back a pawn with ...d5.
Mar-17-05  peanut: Are there any discussion boards here regarding the smith-morra? am doing some research on it. Please advice, Amateure here! thanks.
Jan-01-06  DeepBlade: 9. ...Kxf7 10. Qxd8, and the Black Queen falls into the wooden box.

Ive seen many games, with the open d file, White is throwing pieces at the f7 square, often with check, to take the Queen.

How do you like my miniature?

[White "Steve Neezly"]
[Black "guest468"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Event "InstantChess"]
[BlackIFlag ""]
[WhiteIFlag "NL"]

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3
c5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 b6
6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Nd5 d6 8.e5 dxe5
9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 f6 11.Nc7+
Kf7 12.Qxd8 1-0

Jan-01-06  Holden: Wow. This is like the Smith-Morra on steriods. White serves up the c pawn in normal Smith-Morra style, but doesn't stop there, playing Bc4 and recapturing on b2 with the bishop...looking more like a Danish than the Smith-Morra.
Mar-17-06  McCool: All those sacrafices for positional advantage. Impressive, for a Wall.
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  FSR: The Danish Smith-Morra is cool, but I doubt it's sound.
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  Phony Benoni: I learned to play chess around the age of six at the local playground a half-block from my house. I was already an avid book reader, and when I discovered chess books quickly became virtually unbeatable.

Not that I didn't have some strange ideas. Once when a Danish Gambit reached this position:

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I tried 5.Qh5?!. Sure enough my opponent, who knew enough to realize a rook was better than a bishop, played 5...bxa1Q??

You could get away with a lot against the other six-year-olds at the park, especially when they have to be reminded not to move the chess pieces like checkers.

Jul-28-13  zdigyigy: Black gets BOTH of the center pawns, still the same fundamental problem against the open Sicilian.
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