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Art.-No.: LOSMI2C3
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2.c3 vs. The Sicilian and The Smith-Morra Gambit D

173 pages, paperback, Chess Digest, 1992.

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The purpose of this book is to give an up-to-date survey of lines in the Sicilian 2 c3 (1 e4, c5 2 c3) and the Smith-Morra Gambit Declined (1 e4, c5 2 d4, cd 3 c3 with 3....Nf6, 3....d5, or 3....d6) We will show how they transpose.

These two basic move orders are covered:

1 e4, c5 2 c3 (Part One)

1 e4, c5 2 d4, cd 3 c3 (Part Two)

The second move order is the most direct. But, as we shall see, there are points to using the move order 1 e4, c5 2 c3.

One obvious difference in the two move orders is that after 1 e4, c5 2 d4, cd 3 c3 Black has the option of accepting the Gambit with 3....dc. Since this book examines only the Smith-Morra Declined lines, we refer you to books on the Smith-Morra Accepted.

Language English
Author Smith, Ken
Publisher Chess Digest
Medium Book
Weight 260 g
Width 14 cm
Height 21.6 cm
Pages 173
ISBN-10 0875681883
Year of Publication 1992
Binding paperback


008 Why the Smith-Morra?


010 I 1.e4 c5 2.c3

011 I 2...d5 3.ed Qxd5 4.d4

012 A 4...e5

014 B 4...Nc6 5.Nf3, e5 and 5...Nf6 6.dxc5!

015 C 4...Nc6 5.Nf3, cd, e5

020 D 4...Nc6 5.Nf3, Bg4 6.Be2

028 E 4...Nf6 5.Nf3, Bg4 6.Be2, e6

029 F 4...e6 5.Nf6

040 G

045 H Various 2nd moves 2...e6, 2...d6, 2...b6, 2...g6, and 2...e5


066 I 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5

068 A 5.Qxd4

069 A1 5...e6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Qe4

072 A2 5...e6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Qe4

087 B

087 B1 5...e6

096 B2 5...d6

115 C 5.Nf3

126 II Black Declines With 3...d3

126 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd 3.c3

128 III Transposing Into Part One After 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd 3.c3 d5


2.c3 vs. The Sicilian and The Smith-Morra Gambit D