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Jon Kristian Haarr vs Birk Anders Rolvaag
Politiken Cup (2009), Helsingor DEN, rd 5, Jul-21
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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Jul-25-10  transpo: 7...Bg4??, Much better is 7...Nf6

transpo: With 7.Bg5 White has executed,"...A very interesting move order that hides a nasty trap. In the game Immitt-Boudreau, Maryland 1981 the seemingly natural 7...h6 was quickly punished by the sharp 8.Qb3! In this position Black is already in trouble because the pinned e pawn can't block the a2-g8 diagonal. Evidently shocked Black blundered and the game ended a- bruptly: 8...Na5?? 9.Bf7+ Kd7 10.Qa4+ b5 11.Ne5!de5 12.Rd1+ Kc6 13.Bd5 Qd5 14.ed5+ Kd7 15.Qa5 hg5
16.Ne4 Black resigns...", (How to defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit: 6...a6, Chess Ent., IM Timothy Taylor, 1993, pg.38 IM Timothy Taylor's book can be found here:

Oct-13-12  billyhan: This game is sheer "piracy"!
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  FSR: Black played 7...h6? 8.Qb3 Be6! 9.Bxe6 fxe6 in B Van Opheusden vs A Mohd Omar, 2007, but still lost.

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