26 ( +1 | -1 ) Morra GambitHi! I was wondering what the best line(s) for black would be after e4,c5,d4,cxd4, c3,dxc3,Bc4,cxb2,Bxb2 in the Morra Gambit. Is there a way for black to survive white's attack and hold at least one of his extra pawns? Thanks in advance for all answers!
59 ( +1 | -1 ) Morra GambitThe move order you give as e4,c5,d4,cxd4, c3,dxc3,Bc4,cxb2,Bxb2 isn't the conventional morra gambit- instead of Bc4 white plays Nxc3 with compensation (what you give is more of a danish gambit). Like all gambits you don't have to accept it and take the pawn. I'm a gambiteer myself and play the morra as white. I like to play the gambit when it is accepted as I have easy lines of play and the initiative. However, instead of dxc3 you can just push the pawn forward to d3 and although you give back the pawn you get decent play as black and can neutralise any initative white may of had.
80 ( +1 | -1 ) GambiterI had a look at -> www.chesslab.com and could only find 4 games in the line you mentioned (25% win for white, 75% for black). In the highest rating game, white actually wins after an explosive game: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4+ 7. Nbd2 Nf6 8. O-O d6 9. Qe2 Bxd2 10. Qxd2 Nxe4 11. Qf4 Nf6 12. Rad1 O-O 13. Rxd6 Nbd7 14. Rfd1 Qa5 15. Ng5 Nb6 16. Bd3 Qa4 17. Be4 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 f6 19. Bxf6 Nd5 20. Qg4 g6 21. Be5 Qxa2 22. h4 Qc2 23. h5 Nf4 24. hxg6 h5 25. Nf6+ Rxf6 26. Rd8+ Kg7 27. Bxf6+ Kxf6 28. Qxf4+ Qf5 29. Rf8+ Kxg6 30. Rxf5 exf5 31. Rd6+
Well, I still think that black is more than ok after 5. ... e6 and I think that move is the key move to render this line useless. This line has not got the same potential as danish gambit where the black e-line atl is open for white to exploit.