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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photos From The Smith-Morra Lecture & Simul

Here are few photos from Saturday's Smith-Morra Gambit Lecture and Simultaneous Exhibition, where Michael O'Connor scored +4-1=0 in 5 games:

Among the games featured in the lecture were IM Marc Esserman's 2011 win over GM Loek Van Wely:

Michael's own 2012 win over NM Arthur Macaspac, which was published in the Newark Star-Ledger, was also presented:

O'Connor contemplates his move against Charlie Silver while Abhinav Chinnambeti, Jack Silver, Mike Silver and Joe Salvatore await their turns.

Jack Silver (in the striped shirt) was the only player to beat Michael.

For more on the Smith-Morra Gambit, we suggest you read the Chess Coroner's take on the opening, which includes some model play for Black and The Kenilworthian's update on it.

Sunday, June 14, 2015