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The Smith-Morra Gambit

The Smith-Morra Gambit is a good line to play against the Sicilian. For a long time white will have the initiative and black has to defend very carefully. The exact line is 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 .

I don't want to give away immediately my intention of playing the Morra so I prefer the move order 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6(or Nc6) 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3


FIG. 1