Esserman: Mayhem in the Morra (gebunden)

Esserman: Mayhem in the Morra (gebunden)


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Mayhem in the Morra offers a complete fighting repertoire for White against the Sicilian with 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3. The Morra Gambit is a popular weapon at club level, but can it be effective at GM level? Marc Esserman believes so and he has 2700-rated scalps to back up his view.

Esserman is the world\''s leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.

Don\''t be afraid of the Sicilian - unleash Mayhem in the Morra!

• A complete anti-Sicilian repertoire
• Ideal for attacking players
• Hundreds of novelties and improvements

Marc Esserman is an IM from the USA who has played and analysed the Morra Gambit for most of his life.


Foreword by Larry Christiansen

Foreword by Loek van Wely

Key to Symbols used

Preface by the Author

Introduction - The Much Maligned Morra

Morra Methodology

Morra Accepted
1 Siberian Wilderness
2 The Scheveningens
3 The Scheveningens II
4 Into the Deep
5 The King in the Windy City - the Chicago Defense
6 Slaying the Dragon
7 The Professional\''s Choice - Nge[00]7
8 Early Bishop Out - Nge[00]7 Reloaded?
9 Taylor\''s Temple of Doom
10 Finegold\''s Final Frontier
11 Searching the Stars for a Refutation

Morra Declined
12 Potpourri
13 Crushing 3 ... d3 with the Morra-Maroczy: squeeze, squeeze, destroy!
14 The Noxious 3 ... Nf6

Appendix - Supplemental Games


Works Cited

Game Index

Variation Index


Figurine Notation, 357 Seiten, 2012, englisch, gebunden.