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  • A class C player plays white against
  • a Class A player in a 5 minute game.
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  • The Sicillian Defense.
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  • White plays the Smith Morra Gambit.
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  • If Black does not capture, White will
  • get a strong center.
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  • White offers to give up a pawn in an
  • attempt to get better developement.
  • White hopes to reach a positon like
  • the following ....
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  • ... where White has such a strong
  • lock on the center that he is not
  • losing despite his pawn defecit.
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  • Black chooses not to take the pawn.
  • White should play exd5 Qxd5, cxd4
  • where is trasnposes to a favorable
  • variation of the Alapin opening.
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  • This queen capture violates opening
  • principles because it exposes the
  • queen to attack by bringing it out
  • too early.
  • The pawn on d5 is threatened twice
  • and only protected once, so Black
  • plays ....
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  • .... Nf6, but this move is risky
  • because White can respond with ....
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  • e5, forcing the knight to move.
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  • Black counter attacks the queen.
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  • By pinning the knight on c6, White
  • forces the knight on f6 to move.
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  • Black plays a risky plan to abandon
  • the d5 pawn so that he can further
  • harass the white queen.
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  • The pawn drops.
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  • Black gains a tempo attacking the
  • queen.
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  • White wants to not lose the e5 pawn.
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  • Black gets further developement by
  • allowing his knight to attack the
  • queen. He also offers White another
  • pawn.
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  • White grabs the bait with check.
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  • Recaptures.
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  • Maybe a simple queen retreat would
  • have been better, but Black is going
  • to get Nd3+ no matter what.
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  • This helps to develope the bishop and
  • protects the rook on a8.
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  • Finally the queen retreats having won
  • two pawns, but Black's pieces are
  • much more active.
  • What should Black do
  • here?
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  • Bb5! adds pressure by attacking
  • squares around the enemy king.
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  • A much better defense would have been
  • Nd2 to close off the d file. After
  • Nd2 Nd3+, Kd1 Bc5, Nh3, Nxe5 and
  • although Black is down a pawn, he has
  • made a mess of White's position.
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  • This check is very disrupting to the
  • White positon.
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  • Just as bad would be Kd1 or Kd2 where
  • Black can play Nxe5+ winning the
  • queen.
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  • Black wins a bishop and threatens Qd1
  • mate as well as Bxe2+ winning the
  • queen. White can't stop both threats
  • so he resigns here.
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