Beating the Grand Prix - Easy as 1,2,3!

To all those waiting for my Smith Morra 'refutation'... don't worry, it's coming :).

In the meantime!  A thematic blitz game I recently played (with annotations) in the Grand Prix attack.  I know a lot of Sicilian players who have trouble with this line and so, without getting into a theoretical discussion, I have provided a three step solution to the problem of the Grand Prix.  You're welcome :)


  • 4 years ago


    nice tactic at the end and a really instructive game thanks

  • 5 years ago


    Quick and to the point. Thanks.

  • 5 years ago

    NM ih8sens

    It should also be noted that maintaining control of the f5 square is rather useful... White needs a pawn there if he ever plans on mating black.  You'll notice that by move 11 when I played ... b5, that I have 5 (!) bits controlling that irritating f5 square.  

    Just a heads up.


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