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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Ovyron » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:55 am

zullil wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:47 am
And with players able to access all sorts of software/hardware, I don't think I understand the point of such a competition.
It's like car racing as opposed to foot-racing. Normal chess would be like running, and people compete about how fast they move their legs. Correspondence chess is being given a car, and learning how to drive, change the gears, and take the curves so you come up on top when you reach the goal.

The extraordinary thing about this is that you and your opponent take turns building the racing track, like creating a series of chess puzzles for each other, and if you manage to build a ravine you have to jump through to land on the other side, but your opponent falls into the pit, you win.

Chess engines have become so good that it seems the gap between slow hardware and fast hardware has been abridged, and one is able to creatively lead the game into any kind of positions one wishes, because the draw path is very wide, and it allows to many playable moves to be best.

You might want to try it one day, as I haven't found any better game than this. Had I found it, I'd be playing it instead of analyzing my corr games and hanging around these forums, but there's nothing else quite like it.
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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Dann Corbit » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:09 pm

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rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - acd 70; acs 1589745; bm c4; c1 "01a"; c2 "perft 1 20 perft 2 400 perft 3 8902 perft 4 197281 perft 5 4865609 perft 6 119060324"; c3 "e4"; c4 "e4"; cce 38; ce 8; pm e4 {2379495} d4 {1725526} Nf3 {483679} c4 {479713} g3 {39820} f4 {35589} b3 {27764} Nc3 {13010} e3 {2686} b4 {2458} g4 {2450} c3 {1654} d3 {1649} a3 {1150} h3 {717} a4 {552} h4 {425} f3 {363} Nh3 {82} Na3 {28}; pv c4 c5 Nf3 Nf6 g3 d5 d4 dxc4 Qa4 Nc6 dxc5 e6 Bg2 Bxc5 Nc3 Qa5 Qxc4 O-O O-O Bd7 Ne4 Be7 Bd2 Qf5 Nxf6 Bxf6 Bc3 e5 Nd2 Rac8 Qb3 Rc7 Bd5 b5 a3 a6 Rac1 Be7 e3 Rfc8 f4 Be6 Bxe6 Qxe6 Qxe6 fxe6 Ne4 a5 Bxe5 Nxe5 Rxc7 Rxc7 fxe5 Rc4 Rf4 Bc5 Nxc5 Rxc5 Kf1 Rc1 Kg2 Rc5 b4 axb4 axb4 Rc2 Rf2 Rc3 Kf3 Rc4 Rd2 Rxb4 Rd7 g5 g4 Rb2 Rb7 Rxh2 Rxb5; white_wins 1826279; black_wins 1425008; draws 1430947; Opening Fundamental opening position; 
rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - acd 48; acs 11580; bm e6; c1 "01b"; c3 "c5"; c4 "e5"; cce -38; ce -17; id "es-dc-neutral.0005"; pm c5 {1218905} e5 {412609} e6 {257916} c6 {204175} d5 {78062} d6 {71821} g6 {57457} Nf6 {46929} Nc6 {20542} b6 {4882} a6 {1853} g5 {987} h6 {878} a5 {501} h5 {447} Na6 {410} f6 {336} f5 {276} Nh6 {273} b5 {241}; pv e6 d4 d5 Nc3 Nf6 Bg5 dxe4 Nxe4 Be7 Nxf6+ Bxf6 Bxf6 Qxf6 Nf3 O-O Qd3 Bd7 Be2 Bc6 O-O Nd7 Rad1 h6 Qe3 Rfd8 c4 a6 Rfe1 b5 b3 Bb7 Rd2 b4 h3 a5 Nh2 Qg5 Qxg5 hxg5 Bf3 c6 Rdd1 a4 Ng4 axb3 axb3 Ra3 d5 exd5 cxd5 cxd5 Bxd5 Bxd5 Rxd5; white_wins 874667; black_wins 685852; draws 642462; Opening ECO:B00; Opening: King's pawn opening; 1. e4 *; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - acd 49; acs 9960; bm Nf3; c3 "d4"; c4 "Nf3"; cce 29; ce 22; id "es-dc-neutral.0001"; pm Nf3 {985387} Nc3 {97297} c3 {81458} f4 {8522} d4 {8027} Ne2 {7615} d3 {7365} g3 {5548} b3 {5485} c4 {3255} Bc4 {2574} b4 {1485} a3 {1393} a4 {1002} h3 {637} Na3 {523} Be2 {317} Qf3 {271} Bd3 {184} Qe2 {125} f3 {125} Bb5 {102} e5 {76} h4 {65} Qh5 {47} Nh3 {14} Ke2 {6} Qg4 {3} g4 {3}; pv Nf3 d6; white_wins 455845; black_wins 380012; draws 321955; Opening Sicilian Defense: General. 1.e4 c5; CaxtonID: 2099; ECO: B20-; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/2p5/3PP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - acd 40; acs 865; bm cxd4; c3 "cxd4"; cce 17; ce 0; id "es-dc-neutral.0608"; pm cxd4 {7993} e6 {480} d6 {39} g6 {35} Nc6 {28} Nf6 {24} d5 {17} Qa5+ {9} b6 {4} a6 {3} c4 {1} e5 {1} h6 {1}; pv cxd4 Nf3 e5 c3 Nc6 cxd4 exd4 Nxd4 Nf6 Nc3 Bb4 Nxc6 bxc6 Bd3 O-O O-O Re8 Be3 Bxc3 bxc3 Nxe4 Qc2 d5 f3 Nf6 Bd4 Qd6 Qf2 a5 Rfe1 Bd7 Bc5 Qf4 Be3 Qe5 Bd4; white_wins 2992; black_wins 3307; draws 1927; Opening ECO:B20; PlyCount 3; 1. e4 c5 2. d4 *; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/3pP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - acd 44; acs 1800; bm Nf3; c3 "c3"; cce -21; ce 0; id "C.A.P. 445519"; pm c3 {5453} Nf3 {2122} Qxd4 {353} Bg5 {25} f4 {20} Bc4 {10} c4 {5} Bd3 {2} h3 {2} Ke2 {1} Qd3 {1}; pv Nf3 Nc6 Nxd4 g6 Be3 Nf6 Nc3 Bg7 Be2 d5 exd5 Nxd5 Nxd5 Qxd5 Bf3 Qa5+ c3 O-O Nxc6 bxc6 O-O Rd8 b4 Rxd1 bxa5 Rxf1+ Rxf1 Bxc3 Bxc6 Rb8 Rc1 Bxa5 Bxa7 Rb2 Bd4 Rd2 Be3 Rb2; white_wins 2707; black_wins 3069; draws 1833; Opening ECO:B21m; Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 2...cxd4; 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 *; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/3pP3/2P5/PP3PPP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - acd 44; acs 3600; bm dxc3; c3 "dxc3"; cce 26; ce 31; id "es-dc-neutral.0899"; pm dxc3 {3131} Nf6 {1200} d3 {499} d5 {263} g6 {198} Nc6 {49} e5 {40} d6 {32} Qa5 {23} e6 {16} b6 {2}; pv dxc3 Nxc3; white_wins 1807; black_wins 2115; draws 1327; Opening Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3; CaxtonID: 2267; ECO: B21; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/4P3/2p5/PP3PPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - acd 37; acs 1643; bm Nxc3; c3 "Nxc3"; cce -34; ce -24; id "C.A.P. 445522"; pm Nxc3 {3051} Bc4 {62} Nf3 {18} bxc3 {4}; pv Nxc3 h6 Bc4 Nc6 Nf3 a6 Bf4 e6 Rc1 d6 O-O Be7 Qe2 e5 Be3 Nf6 Nh4 Nd4 Qd3 Ng4 Nf5 Nxf5 exf5 Bd7 Nd5 Nxe3 fxe3 Rc8 Nxe7 Qxe7 Qe4 Bc6 Bd5 Bxd5 Rxc8+ Kd7 Qxd5 Kxc8 Rd1 Kb8 Qxd6+ Qxd6 Rxd6 Kc7 Rd1; white_wins 1046; black_wins 1276; draws 703; Opening ECO:B21s; Sicilian: Smith-Morra Accepted; 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 *; 
rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/4P3/2N5/PP3PPP/R1BQKBNR b KQkq - acd 37; acs 5880; bm Nc6; c3 "Nc6"; cce 31; ce 16; id "Silver-Gambit.06"; pm Nc6 {2281} e6 {539} d6 {178} a6 {35} g6 {10} e5 {3} b6 {2} Nf6 {1} Qa5 {1} Qc7 {1}; pv Nc6 Nf3 d6 Bc4 e6 O-O Be7 Qe2 Bd7 Rd1 a6 Bf4 e5 Be3 Nf6 Nd5 Nxd5 Bxd5 O-O Rac1 Rc8 a3 Qe8 Nd2 Be6 Qd3 Bxd5 Qxd5 b5 b4 Nb8 Nf3 h6 Rxc8 Qxc8 Rc1 Qd7 h3 Rc8 Rxc8+ Qxc8; white_wins 1026; black_wins 1231; draws 691; Opening ECO:B21s; Sicilian: Smith-Morra Accepted; 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 *; 
r1bqkbnr/pp1ppppp/2n5/8/4P3/2N5/PP3PPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - acd 37; acs 1061; bm Nf3; c3 "Nf3"; cce -26; ce -42; id "C.A.P. 443272"; pm Nf3 {2046} Bc4 {215} Bd3 {8} f4 {6} Bb5 {3} Bg5 {1} Nb5 {1} g3 {1}; pv Nf3 d6 Bc4 e6 O-O a6 Bf4 Be7 Qe2 e5 Be3 Nf6 Rfd1 O-O Rac1 Be6 Na4 Bg4 Nb6 Rb8 h3 Bh5 Nd5 Nxd5 Bxd5 Rc8 Bxc6 Bxf3 gxf3 bxc6 Qxa6 Qe8 Qc4 Rb8 Rc2 Qd7 Kg2 Qe6 Qxe6 fxe6 Rxc6 Rxb2; white_wins 768; black_wins 899; draws 539; Opening ECO:B21w; Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 4.Nxc3 Nc6; 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 *; 
r1bqkbnr/pp1ppppp/2n5/8/4P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQKB1R b KQkq - acd 37; acs 967; bm d6; c3 "e6"; cce 24; ce 41; id "C.A.P. 443271"; pm e6 {1322} d6 {739} g6 {93} Nf6 {58} a6 {21} e5 {9} Qc7 {4}; pv d6 Bc4 e6 Qe2 Nge7 Be3 Ng6 Rd1 a6 h4 h5 a3 Bd7 g3 Rc8 Ba2 Nge5 Nxe5 Nxe5 O-O Be7 Bd4 Ng4 f3 Ne5 Qd2 Nc4 Qe2 Nxa3 bxa3 e5 Nd5 exd4 Rxd4 O-O Nxe7+ Qxe7 Rfd1 Bb5; white_wins 757; black_wins 872; draws 542; Opening ECO:B21; Variation Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit; Comment *pwo (lengthened) 3/01; 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 *; 
r1bqkbnr/pp1p1ppp/2n1p3/8/4P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - acd 37; acs 2385; bm Be2; c3 "Bc4"; cce -36; ce -17; id "07191"; pm Bc4 {1457} Bf4 {109} Bd3 {29} Bb5 {24} a3 {8} Be2 {7} Bg5 {3} Qe2 {3} h3 {3} Be3 {2}; pv Be2; white_wins 551; black_wins 681; draws 366; Opening ECO:B21x; Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6; 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 *; 
r1bqkbnr/pp1p1ppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQK2R b KQkq - acd 37; acs 801; bm a6; c3 "Nge7"; cce 41; ce 39; pm a6 {713} d6 {433} Qc7 {217} Nf6 {86} Bb4 {70} Nge7 {32} Bc5 {20} Be7 {8} Nh6 {1}; pv a6 O-O b5 Bb3 Bb7 Rb1 Be7; white_wins 512; black_wins 653; draws 367; Opening ECO:B21; Variation Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit (...e6); Comment *pwo 8/00; 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 *; 
r1bqkb1r/pp1pnppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - acd 42; acs 1800; bm O-O; c3 "Bg5"; cce -61; ce -22; pm Bg5 {25} O-O {5} Nb5 {1} Qe2 {1}; pv O-O a6; white_wins 8; black_wins 12; draws 9; 
r1bqkb1r/pp1pnppp/2n1p3/6B1/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 44; acs 1800; bm a6; c3 "h6"; cce 61; ce 53; pm f6 {23} a6 {2}; pv a6; white_wins 5; black_wins 8; draws 9; 
r1bqkb1r/pp1pnpp1/2n1p2p/6B1/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 48; acs 1800; bm Nb5; c3 "Nb5"; ce -13; pm Nb5; pv Nb5 d5 exd5 hxg5 dxc6 Nxc6 Qxd8+ Kxd8 O-O-O+ Ke7 Nxg5 g6 Nd6 f6 Nf3 Bh6+ Kb1 Rd8 Nxc8+ Raxc8 Rhe1 Rxd1+ Rxd1 Rd8 Rxd8 Nxd8 Kc2 a6 b4 Bg7 a4 f5 g3 Nc6 b5 axb5 axb5 Nd8 Nd2 g5 g4 fxg4 Be2 Nf7 Nc4 Bd4 f3 gxf3 Bxf3 b6 Kd3 Bc5 h3 Nd6 Nxd6 Bxd6 Be4 Kf6 Bf3 g4 Bxg4;
r1bqkb1r/pp1pnpp1/2n1p2p/1N4B1/2B1P3/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 47; acs 1800; bm d5; c3 "d5"; ce 35; pm d5; pv d5;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2n1p2p/1N1p2B1/2B1P3/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 50; acs 1800; bm exd5; c3 "exd5"; ce -46; pm exd5; pv exd5 hxg5;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2n1p2p/1N1P2B1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 51; acs 1800; bm hxg5; c3 "hxg5"; ce 25; pm hxg5; pv hxg5 dxc6 Nxc6 Qxd8+ Kxd8 O-O-O+ Ke7 Nxg5 g6 Nd6 f6 Nf3 Bh6+ Kb1 Rd8 Nxc8+ Raxc8 Rhe1 Rxd1+ Rxd1 Na5 Bb5 Rc7 g4 Nc4 h4 a6 Ba4 b5 Bb3 a5 Re1 Bf4 Bc2 Kf7 Rh1 f5 gxf5 gxf5 h5 a4 Bd3 b4 Rh4 Nd2+ Nxd2 Bxd2 Rc4 Rd7 Bc2 Ra7 Rd4 Be1 f4 Kf6 a3 Rc7 Bd3 Kg7 axb4 Bf2 h6+ Kxh6;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2n1p3/1N1P2p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 52; acs 1800; bm dxc6; c3 "dxc6"; ce -33; pm dxc6; pv dxc6 Nxc6;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2n4p/1N1p2B1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 46; acs 1800; bm Bf4; c3 "Bf4"; ce 297; pm Bf4; pv Bf4;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2n4p/1N1p4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 46; acs 1800; bm Ng6; c3 "Ng6"; ce -355; pm Ng6; pv Ng6 Nc7+;
r1bqkb1r/pp2npp1/2P1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 52; acs 1800; bm Nxc6; c3 "Nxc6"; ce 27; pm Nxc6; pv Nxc6 Qxd8+ Kxd8 O-O-O+ Ke7 Nxg5 g6 Nd6 f6 Nf3 Bh6+ Kb1 Rd8 Nxc8+ Raxc8 Rhe1 Rxd1+ Rxd1 f5 Re1 Nd4 Bd5 Nxf3 gxf3 Rc5 Bxe6 Bd2 Rd1 Bf4 Bd5 Rc7 Re1+ Kf6 h4 Be5 f4 Bd4 Re2 Rd7 Bb3 Bc5 Re6+ Kg7 Ba4 Re7 Rxe7+ Bxe7 Kc2 Bxh4 Kd2 Bxf2 b4 Bg3 Ke3 g5 fxg5 Kg6 Bb3 Bd6 b5 b6 Bd5 Be5 Bc6 Kxg5;
r1bqkb1r/pp3pp1/2n1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 51; acs 1800; bm Qxd8+; c3 "Qxd8+"; ce -32; pm Qxd8+; pv Qxd8+ Kxd8;
r1bqkb1r/pp3pp1/2n3np/1N1p4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - acd 48; acs 1800; bm Nc7+; c3 "Nc7+"; ce 344; pm Nc7+; pv Nc7+;
r1bqkb1r/ppN2pp1/2n3np/3p4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - acd 50; acs 1800; bm Qxc7; c3 "Ke7"; ce -360; pm Qxc7; pv Qxc7 Bxc7;
r1bQkb1r/pp3pp1/2n1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R3K2R b KQkq - acd 51; acs 1800; bm Kxd8; c3 "Kxd8"; ce 36; pm Kxd8; pv Kxd8 O-O-O+ Ke7 Nxg5 g6 Nd6 f6 Nf3 Bh6+ Kb1 Rd8 Nxc8+ Raxc8 Rhe1 Rxd1+ Rxd1 Na5 Bb5 Rc7 g4 Nc4 h4 a6 Ba4 b5 Bb3 a5 Re1 Bf4 Bc2 Kf7 Rh1 f5 gxf5 gxf5 h5 Nd2+ Nxd2 Bxd2 Bb3 Bh6 Re1 Rc6 a4 bxa4 Bxa4 Rb6 Ka2 Bg7 Re2 Kf6 Bb3 e5 Re1 Kg5 Rg1+ Kh6 Bd5 e4 Rg6+ Rxg6 hxg6 Kxg6 b3 Bd4;
r1bk1b1r/pp3pp1/2n1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - acd 49; acs 1800; bm O-O-O+; c3 "O-O-O"; ce -15; pm O-O-O+; pv O-O-O+ Ke7 Nxg5 g6 Nd6 f6 Nf3 Bh6+ Kb1 Rd8 Nxc8+ Raxc8 Rhe1 Rxd1+ Rxd1 Rd8 Rxd8 Nxd8 b4 Bf4 Kc2 Bd6 Kc3 a6 a4 Nc6 b5 axb5 axb5 Na5 g4 Bc5 Nd4 e5 Nb3 Nxb3 Bxb3 Bxf2 Bc2 Kf7 h3 Kg7 Kc4 Kh6 Kd5 Kg5 Ke6 Bd4 Bd3 b6 Bc2 Be3 h4+ Kxh4 Kxf6 Kxg4 Bxg6;
r1bq1b1r/ppN1kpp1/2n3np/3p4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - acd 47; acs 1800; bm Nxd5+; c3 "Nxd5+"; ce 1015; pm Nxd5+; pv Nxd5+ Kd7 Nc7+ Ke7 Qe2+ Kf6 Bg3 Bb4+ Kf1 Be6 Nxe6 Qe8 a3 Ba5 b4 fxe6 bxa5 Kf7 Re1 Nf8 Bd6 Rd8 Bxf8 Kxf8 Bxe6 Qg6 Nh4 Qf6 Qe4 Ne7 Bc4 g5 Qxe7+ Qxe7 Ng6+ Kg7 Nxe7 Rhf8 Bd5 Rf4 Bxb7 Rd2 f3 Ra2 a6 Rxa3 Nc6 Ra2 Nxa7 Rb4 h3 h5 Nc6 Rb5 Nd4 Rba5 Kg1 Rb2 Ne6+ Kf6 h4 g4 fxg4 hxg4 h5 Rba2 Nd4 Kg5 h6 Ra1;
r1bq1b1r/pp2kpp1/2n3np/3N4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQ - acd 45; acs 1800; bm Kd7; c3 "Ke8"; ce -1069; pm Kd7; pv Kd7 Nc7+ Ke7 Qe2+ Kf6 Bg3 Bb4+ Kf1 Bf5 Nd5+ Qxd5 Bxd5 Rad8 Qc4 Be6 Bxe6 fxe6 a3 Be7 Re1 Nf8 b4 a6 Bh4+ Kf7 Bxe7 Kxe7 Qh4+ Ke8 Ng5 h5 Nxe6 Nxe6 Rxe6+ Kd7 Qh3 Kc7 Qg3+ Kc8 Qxg7 Rhg8 Qh7 Rh8 Qf5 Nd4 Qc5+ Kb8 Rb6 Nb5 g3 Rc8 Qe7 Rc7 Qe5 Rc8 a4 Nc3 a5 h4 gxh4 Ka7 Rg6 Rc4 Qe6 Kb8 Rg8 Rc7 Rxc8+ Rxc8 Qe5+ Ka8 h5 Nb5 Qf4 Ka7 Kg2 Rg8+ Kf1;
r1bk1b1r/pp3pp1/2n1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/2KR3R b - - acd 50; acs 1800; bm Ke7; c3 "Ke7"; ce 32; pm Ke7; pv Ke7;
r1b2b1r/pp2kpp1/2n1p3/1N4p1/2B5/5N2/PP3PPP/2KR3R w - - acd 48; acs 1800; bm Nxg5; c3 "Nxg5"; ce -46; pm Nxg5; pv Nxg5 g6;
r1bqkb1r/pp3pp1/2n3np/3N4/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - acd 44; acs 1800; bm Nc7+; c3 "Nc7+"; ce 1034; pm Nc7+; pv Nc7+;
r1bqkb1r/ppN2pp1/2n3np/8/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQ - acd 45; acs 1800; bm Ke7; c3 "Ke7"; ce -1054; pm Ke7; pv Ke7 Qe2+;
r1b2b1r/pp2kpp1/2n1p3/1N4N1/2B5/8/PP3PPP/2KR3R b - - acd 46; acs 1800; bm g6; c3 "g6"; ce 31; pm g6; pv g6 Nd6;
r1b2b1r/pp2kp2/2n1p1p1/1N4N1/2B5/8/PP3PPP/2KR3R w - - acd 64; acs 42070; bm Nd6; ce -15; pm Nd6; pv Nd6 f6 Nf3 e5 Kb1 Bg4 Nxb7 Nd4 Nxd4 Bxd1 Nc6+ Kd7 Nxe5+ fxe5 Rxd1+ Kc7 Bd5 Rb8 Na5 Bc5 Nc4 Bxf2 Nxe5 Rbe8 Nxg6 Rxh2 Bf3 Re1 Rxe1 Bxe1 Nf4 Bg3 Nd3 Kb6 Kc2 Kb5 Kc3 Bh4 Kb3 Rh1 a4+ Kb6 Kc4 Ra1 b3 Bg3 Kd4 Ka5 Bc6 Ra2 Bf3 a6 Kd5 Kb6 Kc4 a5 Kd4 Ra3 Kc4 Ra1 Be4 Rh1 b4 Rh4 Kd4 Rh8 bxa5+ Kxa5 Ke3 Rf8 Bc6 Rc8 Bd5 Rc3 Ke4 Kxa4 Nf4 Ka5;
r1bq1b1r/ppN1kpp1/2n3np/8/2B2B2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - acd 48; acs 1800; bm Qe2+; c3 "Qe2+"; ce 1051; pm Qe2+; pv Qe2+ Kf6 Bg3 Bb4+ Kf1 Be6 Nxe6 Qe8 a3 Ba5 b4 fxe6 bxa5 Kf7 Re1 Nf8 Bd6 Rd8 Bxf8 Kxf8 Bxe6 Qg6 Nh4 Qf6 Qe4 Ne7 Bc4 g5 Qxe7+ Qxe7 Ng6+ Kg7 Nxe7 Rhf8 Bd5 g4 Bxb7 Rd2 f3 Kf6 Nd5+ Kg7 Ne3 Rf7 Bd5 Rc7 fxg4 Rc5 Nf5+ Kg6 Be4 Ra2 Nd6+ Kg7 h4 Rxa3 Nf5+ Kh7 Nd4+ Kh8 Nc6 Ra2 h5 Kg7;
r1bq1b1r/ppN1kpp1/2n3np/8/2B2B2/5N2/PP2QPPP/R3K2R b KQ - acd 48; acs 1800; bm Kf6; ce -1045; pm Kf6; pv Kf6 Bg3 Bb4+ Kf1 Be6 Nxe6 Qe8 a3 Ba5 b4 fxe6 Re1 Nf8 bxa5 Kf7 Bd6 Rd8 Bxf8 Kxf8 Bxe6 Qg6 Nh4 Qf6 Qe4 Ne7 Bc4 g5 Qxe7+ Qxe7 Ng6+ Kg7 Nxe7 Rhf8 Bd5 h5 Bxb7 Rd2 f3 Rb2 a6 Rf4 Nc6 Rc4 Nxa7 Rcc2 f4 Rf2+ Kg1 Rxf4 Nb5 Ra4 a7 Rxb5 a8=Q Rxa8 Bxa8 Ra5 Be4 Rxa3 h3 Ra5;
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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Master Om » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm

Ovyron wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:55 am
zullil wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:47 am
And with players able to access all sorts of software/hardware, I don't think I understand the point of such a competition.
It's like car racing as opposed to foot-racing. Normal chess would be like running, and people compete about how fast they move their legs. Correspondence chess is being given a car, and learning how to drive, change the gears, and take the curves so you come up on top when you reach the goal.

The extraordinary thing about this is that you and your opponent take turns building the racing track, like creating a series of chess puzzles for each other, and if you manage to build a ravine you have to jump through to land on the other side, but your opponent falls into the pit, you win.

Chess engines have become so good that it seems the gap between slow hardware and fast hardware has been abridged, and one is able to creatively lead the game into any kind of positions one wishes, because the draw path is very wide, and it allows to many playable moves to be best.

You might want to try it one day, as I haven't found any better game than this. Had I found it, I'd be playing it instead of analyzing my corr games and hanging around these forums, but there's nothing else quite like it.

What do u think about my play ? We have played many games though...
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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Ovyron » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:18 am

Master Om wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm
What do u think about my play ? We have played many games though...
You're one of the strongest players I've faced, and it's possible I'd not be able to ever beat you. However, I think you'd be much better if you focused in making your opponents face positions where they'd have to be really good to find the best moves and if they don't you'd beat them. What I'd call "dangerous play", perhaps double-edged (you're willing to have them have the advantage if they find the moves.)

That's what I perceived in our Spanish games, where our record was W3-D1-L0 in your favor, playing you was really hard specially by reaching positions that were lost that my engines liked. But that was in 2011/2012, and I didn't perceive it in our last two games. It seems over the years you've adopted a more solid playing style, that has not losing the game as first priority, and to make playing perfectly for your side easier, but you'd perform stronger with more risky play, where you go into positions where you can show your superiority. In my opinion.
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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Master Om » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:01 pm

Ovyron wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:18 am
Master Om wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm
What do u think about my play ? We have played many games though...
......However, I think you'd be much better if you focused in making your opponents face positions where they'd have to be really good to find the best moves and if they don't you'd beat them......

.....and I didn't perceive it in our last two games. It seems over the years you've adopted a more solid playing style, that has not losing the game as first priority, and to make playing perfectly for your side easier, but you'd perform stronger with more risky play, where you go into positions where you can show your superiority. In my opinion.
1. I actually play that way. I generally don't play orthodox lines in my games. This experimentation has lead me to many loses in KID. I still play KID from black just to keep white in illusion of being a pawn up.

2. I always play with a draw in hand atleast from black side because in recent games i have lost dues to experimentation hence stuck at ICCF 2400+-10 rating. My nature is to play taking risk but if white plays quite then its worthless to throw the sink at it :D

See this game of mine in my national championship at AICCF this year. See if u can figure out the moves from black side.

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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by zenpawn » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:51 pm

Here are the contest winners with their analysis and Logozar's responses:

https://new.uschess.org/theory/busts-bu ... t-winners/
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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by supersharp77 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 pm

zenpawn wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:11 pm
18-year old USCF Expert Elijah Logozar claims to have refuted the Smith Morra Gambit. His mainline goes:
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bc4 Nge7!? 7.Bg5 h6!
US Chess is offering an unspecified prize to the best counter-analysis submitted before Aug 15, 2019.
See https://new.uschess.org/theory/bust-smith-morra-gambit/ for the teen's comments on the line.
Here my and SF's Two Cents on The Issue... :) :wink:

[Event "Smith Morra Analysis"]
[Site "Vegas"]
[Date "2019.09.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "N/A"]
[Black "Unknown"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B21"]
[Annotator "AR/SF Ipman SE-3"]
[PlyCount "34"]
[TimeControl "60/300+5:40/60+5:60+5"]

{1MB}
..........

White looks to be Ok..The nice find looks to be 8 Nb5!! Best for white is 9.exd5 instead of 9.Bf4 :D

Hard to refute these "Unsound Gambits" "Thats Why They Are Gambits" 8-)

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Re: Smith Morra Bust?

Post by Master Om » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:55 pm

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