What's New- June 2003
In the forum section reader "Sebontheweb" wondered if a certain line in the Smith-Morra Gambit had ever been played?
The answer is yes and the first example is Sigurjonsson - Thorsteinn where Black triumphs.
Another victory for Black is examined in Spain - Froehlich.
White is back on top in the game Zelic - Genser where an expert player of the Morra shows the way forward.
Star game of the month
Star game of the month is Sivanandan - Konguval where White completely bemuses Black by playing 2 a3.
Opening Survey [B30]
The trendy anti-Sveshnikov line 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 and now 4 Bb5 is the subject of this month's opening survey.
Shirov - Van Wely is a sensational game with White demolishing an old line.
Another heavyweight encounter Anand - Leko results in another White win.
While Golubev - Guilbert is a marvellous attacking example with White winning after only 17 moves.
Some pride for Black is restored in the example Hansen - Andersson.
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