Win with Smith-Morra Gambit with GM Krisztian Szabo
Imagine you’re playing in the last round of the Major Open.
You’ve got White pieces and after 1.e4 your opponent steered to the Sicilian with …c5.
This might be the most important game in your life.
You have a clear shot for a 3-way tie for 1st… but you got to win.
And then you decided to play the ‘surprise opening’.
Your opponent smiled and confidently blitzed out the moves. Then something happened. He spent over 40 minutes on move 9…
And shake your hand resigning before move 15. It was a SHOCKER.
This is a real-life story.
Except, you didn’t play this game yet. It was played between one of GM Szabo’s students and a strong Fide Master.
The opening was… Smith-Morra Gambit.
White sacs a pawn getting rapid development and great attacking chances… the rest is history.
And now GM Kristian Szabo has graciously agreed to reveal this SUPER POWERFUL opening to the public. Kristian recorded a 10-hour course giving you a complete understanding of the attacking system sufficient to take down chess giants.
Is Smith-Morra Gambit right for me?
If you are looking for…
- An aggressive system, where you sacrifice a pawn and immediately launch a powerful attack. You’ll know all the traps. You’ll have all the plans. But you have to be ready to walk on the razor’s edge.
- An under-the-radar alternative to highly theoretical mainlines. Instead of preparing for things like Najdorf, Dragon, or Sveshnikov, you’ll skip a ton of theory by sticking to Smith-Morra. (and you’ll shock your opponent!)
- Perfect surprise weapon, especially for those rated under 2200. Play 2.d4 and you’ll take 90% of your opponents out of their comfort zone by move 2!
- High-performance opening for Blitz and Rapid. Smith-Morra is exceptionally deadly at short time controls. Even the members of the 2700+ club have fallen a victim to it.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above, Smith-Morra is a great choice for you.
But I have to warn you. This opening is not for everyone.
If you are looking for slow positional maneuvering, long-line theoretical battles, or equal drawish chances… you should not play Smith-Morra Gambit.
But if you’re ready to go all in, and blow away your opponent by move 15… this is your opening.
Chapter 1. Declined Push Variation 3…d3 (part I)
Chapter 2. Declined Push Variation 3…d3 (part II)
Chapter 3. Alapin Formation (part I)
Chapter 4. Alapin Formation (part II)
Chapter 5. Alapin Variation, Smith-Morra Declined 5…Nb6 (part I)
Chapter 6. Alapin Variation, Smith-Morra Declined 5…Nb6 (part II)
Chapter 7. Smith-Morra Accepted 4…d6 (part I)
Chapter 8 Smith-Morra Accepted 4…d6 (part II)
Chapter 9. Smith-Morra Accepted 4…e6 5…Bc5 (part I)
Chapter 10. Smith-Morra Accepted 4…e6 5…Bc5 (part II)
Chapter 11. Smith-Morra Accepted, Kan Formation 5…a6 (part I)
Chapter 12. Smith-Morra Accepted, Kan Formation 5…a6 (part II)
Chapter 13. Smith-Morra Accepted 4…Nc6 5…e6 (part I)
Chapter 14. Smith-Morra Accepted 4…Nc6 5…e6 (part II)
Chapter 15. Smith-Morra Accepted 5…d6 6…a6 (part I)
Chapter 16. Smith-Morra Accepted 5…d6 6…a6 (part II)
Chapter 17. Smith-Morra Accepted 6…e6 7…a6 (part I)
Chapter 18. Smith-Morra Accepted 6…e6 7…a6 (part II)
Chapter 19. Smith-Morra Accepted 7…Nf6 (part I)
Chapter 20. Smith-Morra Accepted 7…Nf6 (part II)
About the author:
GM Krisztian Szabo [2564 FIDE]
is a Hungarian Grandmaster. He has won multiple Hungarian National Championships, European Youth Championship, and World Youth Championship (Silver) and has represented his country as part of the adult national team.
GM Szabo is a celebrated coach, he is second to Richard Rapport, he was coaching Aryan Chopra (Grandmaster at 14) and many International Masters. He has also worked extensively with Peter Leko and Judit Polgar, having spent around 6 years with each of them.