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Bill Wall vs K Saint Amant
Palo Alto (1991)
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0

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Jun-03-06  AniamL: Trapped queen in the Smith-Morra gambit! Wonderful miniature!
Mar-26-09  WhiteRook48: what was 9...Qxb5??
Mar-26-09  MaxxLange: 9...Qd8 and how is the Queen trapped?

hoe does this dude, who seems to be about 2000-2200 strength, keep getting games against weak players all these years? Just playing in small time opens?

Mar-26-09  MaxxLange: 9...Qd8 10 Rc1 and Black is in trouble, his error must have been earlier

god bless Bill Wall, his miniatures are really instructive and great fun

Mar-26-09  MaxxLange: 5...Nf6? is wrong
Jun-30-09  kooley782: Wow, Bill Wall was amazing. God bless him. He is a great chess player and a great guy.
Aug-03-09
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  patzer2: If 9...Qd8, then 10. Qc2! Nc6 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Qxc6 follows and Black must surrender decisive material.
Aug-03-09
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  patzer2: Looks like 6...Qc7? is busted by 7. Bd5+! For example if 8...Qd8, then 9. Qc2! Na6 10. Bxa6 Qa5+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Bd2 to gives White a near winning advantage.
Sep-16-09  kooley782: I actually saw a trap similar to this that ends the game quicker, but Black avoided that trap and walked right into another trap.
Jul-15-10  transpo: After 5.Bc4 correct is 5...Nc6. It thwarts White's standard tactics with e5. Also Black should never move ...Nf6 prior to ...a6, because a6 thwarts the White N from going to b5.
Jul-15-10  markwell: Awful game.
Jul-16-10  markwell: Might as well play against a gerbil.
Jul-16-10  MaxxLange: Here we see a concrete refutation of weak opening play. Why do you have contempt for that, <markwell>? It is very instructive.
Feb-03-11  meppi: if 9. Qd8 then even Nf3 is good enough

There is no need to force the attack when you have such a lead in development. Just Nf3, exd6, 0-0 and Re1, then you will find sacrifices and checkmates.

Ps: some gerbils have achieved the rank of high master and can accurately recall up to 6,000 chess positions

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