The Modern Morra Gambit / 2nd edition
320 Seiten, kartoniert, Russel, 2. Auflage 2012
When the first edition appeared more than five years ago, FM Hannes Langrock's groundbreaking work breathed new life into a gambit that conventional wisdom viewed as no more than a nuisance for Black.
A nuisance?! Au contraire! As noted by German GM Karsten Mueller, "The Morra Gambit is well-suited for players striving for tactical and uncompromising play, as White's better development often leads to a dangerous initiative.
Furthermore, traditional Sicilian players may be taken by surprise and removed from their main line repertoire."
In this completely revised second edition , the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle.
Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them."
004 Foreword by Karsten Müller
006 Signs and Symbols
007 Author's Preface to the Second Edition
022 Chapter 1: The Qc7 System
047 Chapter 2: The Bd7 System
064 Chapter 3: An Early d6 and Nf6
077 Chapter 4: The Classical Main Line
089 Chapter 5: The Nge7 System
131 Chapter 6: The Early Development of Black's Dark-Square Bishop
153 Chapter 7: The Fianchetto Variation
169 Chapter 8: The Siberian Variation
193 Chapter 9: The Chicago Defense
215 Chapter 10: The Tartakower System
236 Chapter 11: The Taylor System
247 Chapter 12: Sidelines
The Morra Gambit Declined
286 Chapter 13: Black Declines the Gambit with 3...d3
300 Chapter 14: Black Declines the Gambit with 3...e5
310 Chapter 15: The Delayed Morra Gambit
314 Index of Variations