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The Modern Morra Gambit / 2nd edition

320 pages, paperback, Russel, 2. edition 2012.

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When the first edition appeared more than five years ago, FM Hannes Langrock's groundbreaking work breathed new life into a gambit that conventional wisdom viewed as no more than a nuisance for Black.

A nuisance?! Au contraire! As noted by German GM Karsten Mueller, "The Morra Gambit is well-suited for players striving for tactical and uncompromising play, as White's better development often leads to a dangerous initiative.

Furthermore, traditional Sicilian players may be taken by surprise and removed from their main line repertoire."

In this completely revised second edition , the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle.

Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them."

Language English
Author Langrock, Hannes
Publisher Russel
Edition 2.
Medium Book
Weight 450 g
Width 15.1 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 320
ISBN-13 978-1936490301
Year of Publication 2012
Binding paperback

004 Foreword by Karsten Müller

005 Bibliography

006 Signs and Symbols

007 Author's Preface to the Second Edition

008 Introduction

022 Chapter 1: The Qc7 System

047 Chapter 2: The Bd7 System

064 Chapter 3: An Early d6 and Nf6

077 Chapter 4: The Classical Main Line

089 Chapter 5: The Nge7 System

131 Chapter 6: The Early Development of Black's Dark-Square Bishop

153 Chapter 7: The Fianchetto Variation

169 Chapter 8: The Siberian Variation

193 Chapter 9: The Chicago Defense

215 Chapter 10: The Tartakower System

236 Chapter 11: The Taylor System

247 Chapter 12: Sidelines

The Morra Gambit Declined

286 Chapter 13: Black Declines the Gambit with 3...d3

300 Chapter 14: Black Declines the Gambit with 3...e5

310 Chapter 15: The Delayed Morra Gambit

313 Solutions

314 Index of Variations

The Modern Morra Gambit / 2nd edition