Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. d4/2...cxd4

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...c5‎ | 2. d4
Jump to: navigation, search
Smith-Morra Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/3pP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR

Smith-Morra Gambit[edit]

The gambit actually is offered by the next move 3. c3. Taking back with 3. Qxd4 really isn't an option, since the queen will be pushed around, while black makes developing moves.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4
3 4 5
Smith-Morra Gambit c3
dxc3
Nxc3
Nc6
Nf3
d6
=
Nf3
d6
=
Qxd4
Nc6
=/+

When contributing to this Wikibook, please follow the Conventions for organization.

References[edit]