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Moore vs P Orr
Ramstein (1977)
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: The mora gambit can be accepted, but this game illustrates that Black needs to understand a little opening theory in order to survive. Here Black punishes the innocuous looking 7...g6?! in the mora sicilian gambit with 8. e5!

The finish in the final position is 12. Bxe6 Bxe6 13. Nc7+ Kd1 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Nf7+ .

Nov-30-04  Lipsome: Rd1 looks stronger then Nxe5 as was played in the game. I think correct after Nxe5 is Bg7 (not Ne6??)and black is surviving
Nov-26-07  biglo: Why do the P Orr usually want Moore
Nov-26-07  Whitehat1963: <biglo> This game is proof that the P Orr should content themselves with less, because clearly they can't handle Moore!
Dec-08-11  transpo: 6...Nf6?? is an error. Black must never play 6...Nf6 prior to playing 6...a6 denying White the critical b5 square which is the focal point of White's tactical shots after e5
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  FSR: <transpo: 6...Nf6?? is an error. Black must never play 6...Nf6 prior to playing 6...a6 denying White the critical b5 square which is the focal point of White's tactical shots after e5>

6...Nf6 is not so bad. White did not properly exploit it, either. White should have played 7.e5!, when 7...Ng4 is considered the best response. After the lackluster 7.0-0, Black should have played 7...a6 rather than 7...g6?

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