Hannes LangrockSample pages (pdf)
Since the first edition of this book was published in 2006 much has changed in the Morra Gambit, both in terms of important games played and the ability to check analysis with computer chess engines. Every single variation in this new book has been checked using chess engines and several lines of play have been reassessed following top level correspondence games, resulting in the author's recommendations changing - especially in the Classical Main Line.
This completely-revised second edition has fourteen chapters, compared to eleven for the original, including new chapters on the increasingly popular Taylor and Tartakower Defences and separate chapters on the gambit declined with 3..d3; and 3..e5. All of Black's plausible defences to both the gambit accepted and declined are examined using analysis and key games which attempt to provide an objective assessment of both sides' chances in this sharp opening system.
Each chapter is based around theoretically important illustrative games with analysis and text commentary included in the annotations to the games. An introductory chapter explains some of the ideas behind and history of the Morra Gambit.
Author Hannes Langrock is a German International Master who has been playing the Morra Gambit with success for several years, including against Masters and Grandmasters. He is co-author of "The Modern Scandinavian".
Published 2011, softback, 320 pages.