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Marc Esserman vs Justin Sarkar
Miami op (2008), Miami, FL USA, rd 3, Sep-11
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Kan Formation (B21)  ·  1-0
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Oct-11-12
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  FSR: A remarkable 16-move crush of an IM.
Oct-11-12
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  perfidious: <FSR> A second encounter was less one-sided (M Esserman vs J Sarkar, 2008), as Black was in control before he misplayed the endgame.
Oct-11-12
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  FSR: <perfidious> Yes, Esserman was quite lucky to escape in that game. In addition to White being a pawn down for nothing, his bishop on h6 was ghastly.
Jul-20-13
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  goldfarbdj: White to play at move 16 might make a good Wednesday puzzle.
May-19-16  bobbyperez: Engines'evaluation is =0.04 so morra is the strongest anti sicilian!But my evaluation is
Aug-20-16  bobbyperez: nd5 sac is powerfully,incredibly,and undoubtly strong,actually in the killer smith-morra gambit!
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