Openings to experiment with #2

In club play I've recently come across the Tartakower variation of the Sicilian defense. This is a gambit which often arises from the move order of the "Smith-morra gambit", which is slightly different theoretically, although in most cases they reach the same positions very early. Initially I had a slight disdain for this opening (I'm one of those people who thinks almost all gambits are unsound and only useful if the opponent is unprepared), but after a few losses to it I began to give this opening a closer look. 


  • 7 years ago


    because SC 

  • 7 years ago


    where did you get this analysis? this line seems to be losing for black...

    thus, better than ...Nf6 is a6!, avoiding Nb5 in the continuation..
    nice to see you experimenting though =)
  • 7 years ago


    very interesting illustration.

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