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Sicilian Defence: Morra Gambit

White: Jerry
Black: Gary
11/8/05
12:10-12:50

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move #3

3.c4 d5

White offers another pawn using what is known as the Danish Gambit. Black declines it, deciding instead to protect his d pawn with the one from e.

move #2

2.d4 cxd4

White wants to keep a classical center, but┬áBlack doesn’t want him to. He accepts White’s gambit and takes the pawn, leaving White with the problem of deciding how to capture Black’s d4 pawn.

 

 

move #1

1.e4 c5

White wants to control the center of the board with pawn to e4. But, Black isn’t interested in occupying the center, he wants to control the center from a distance.