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Moore vs Donald Flournoy
Thematic tourney (1984), Washington, District of Columbia USA, rd 4, Jun-01
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: In this Smith-Mora gambit, White sacrifices a Knight for two pawns and then creates a winning pin tactic.

USCF Master Bobby Moore's piling on of the pinned piece and his deflection (i.e. removing the guard) of the Black defenders (see White's 13th through 19th moves) is instructive.

Jul-27-14  Ke2: We're used to seeing Alekhine's Gun, zugzwangs, blah blah blah. My proposed name is "Backwards K of Doom".
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  gambitfan: 1) +8.90 (23 ply) 23...♔e8 24.♘xc6 ♕b7 25.♗xe7 ♕xb4 26.♗xb4 ♖b7 27.a4 g5 28.♘d4 ♖xc3 29.♗xc3 ♔f8 30.a5 ♔g7 31.b4 h5 32.b5 ♖a7 33.f3 ♖b7 34.♔f2 ♖a7 35.♖g1 ♖c7
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