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Vladimir Haralambof vs M Rippstein
EU-ch M124 corr (1964) (correspondence), ICCF corr
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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Jun-22-06  Kings Indian: Very nice queen sac. I just decided to play this opening today. It looks very good.
Sep-12-06  Tenderfoot: I'm surprised there aren't more posts on this game then there are, considering White's queen and 3 pawn sacrifices, as well as the marathon the white king runs across the board. The amount of tempo white gives up to do that is pretty incredible, but Black can't even make anything out of it since White has all of Black's pieces stopped up.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Wow. What a game. I'm surprised there aren't more games with this hybrid of the Smith-Morra and the Danish Gambits. Black does have an extra central pawn in this line, compared with the Danish: perhaps a Nc6, d6, e6, Nf6 and Be7 formation is best?
Nov-24-06  tatarch: I agree with everyone- this would be an excellent game of the day.

That being said, every time I play this gambit against a strong player I get torched. Maybe I should start giving up my queen a little earlier?

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