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Borislav Ivkov vs Lorenzo Bauza
Mar del Plata (1955), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 3, Mar-11
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0

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Oct-03-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Ivkov vs L Bauza, 1955.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF IVKOV.
Your score: 38 (par = 30)

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Oct-03-12  transpo: After 5.Nf3 the correct move is 5...Nc6 5...Nd7 blocks the diagonal of Black's light square B unnecessarily. It is important to keep this diagonal open in order to play ...Bg4 at the right moment to pin the White N at f3.

In the Smith-Morra White has sac'd a pawn for 1 to 2 tempi. He has no time except to make developing moves that will facilitate a quick attack while Black is still unprepared to stop it.

After 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bf4 a6 (this move denies White the square b5 which is the focal point of most of White's tactical shots)

Oct-11-12
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  FSR: How not to play against the Smith-Morra Gambit.
Dec-23-19
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  gambitfan: 1) +0.62 (20 ply) 7.♗f4 ♕b6 8.♕d2 ♘gf6 9.♖d1 a6 10.O-O ♗e7 11.♗b3 ♘c5 12.♘a4 ♘xb3 13.♘xb6 ♘xd2 14.♖xd2 ♖b8 15.♗xd6 ♗xd6 16.♖xd6 ♘xe4 17.♖d4 ♘f6 18.♖fd1 O-O
Dec-23-19
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  gambitfan: Why on Earth did Black play 5 ... Nd7 ??

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