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Philip J Holt vs Richard J Palliser
Guernsey op 21st (1995), rd 7, Oct-15
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Classical Formation (B21)  ·  1-0


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Jul-03-10  transpo: After 10.Bf4, "Now ECO says White has clear advantage", *(How To Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit, IM Timothy Taylor, Chess Enterprises, 1993)Black played 10...Qb8?! **Much better is 10...Nh5!, "The shot! This move is not so hard to find if one thinks like an attacking player. Black hits the undefended B while moving his KN to the Kingside. Black opens the diagonal for his Q. Black intensifies the pin on the WKN.", Taylor, Chess Ent., 1993)

White's options are 11.Be3 or 11.Bg5


**For analysis see game in this games collection: Natasha Regan vs Johnathan H. Hodgson, Lloyds Bank op 18th 1994

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  FSR: ChessBase online shows 51 games where Black played 10...Qb8, and only 20 with 10...Nh5. Black's score was almost equally high with both moves (72.0% with 10...Qb8, and 72.5% with 10...Nh5). But IM Timothy Taylor in his book and IM Marc Ginsburg in a video he did for both prefer 10...Nh5!, as do I. So does Houdini 3, which shows Black with a virtually winning advantage (-0.94) after 10...Nh5! and a negligible advantage (-.05) after 10...Qb8.
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  whiteshark: You really got a Holt on me.
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