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Maybe you should post your games in one thread; it's easier to find your games.
this variation is nice!
Indeed- if you disergard the fact that Black is dead lost after 6.Kf3, or 6.g3 Qd4+ 7.Kg2 Qxe5 8.Nc3 Qxf5 9.Bd3.
A small tip: Please try understanding how the pieces are moving before inventing openings. It's obvious that you have absolutely no clue.
It must really burn your ass that he still finds chess fun.
You are jealous you cannot do that: trolls have no ass.
The term "dead lost" is exaggerated! If white underestimates black's play, he can lose the game. Examples:
On move 6:
6) Kg1, Qd4#
6) Kf3, b5 7) d4, Nf6 8) Nc3, Bb7+ 9) Ke2, b4 10) Nf3, Bxf3 11) Kxf3, bxc3 12) Qe2+, Kd8 13) bxc3, Re8 ... [1/2-1/2, H.Tieman-J.Elburg, 1994]
6) g3, Qd4+ 7) Kg2, Qxe5 8) Qe2, d6 9) Qxe5, dxe5 10) g4, Nf6 11) h3, b6 12) Be2, h5 13) Re1, Bb7+ ... [0-1, A.Barletta-E.Minerva, 1991]
On move 4:
4) d4, exd4 5) Nxd4, Nf6 6) Be3, 0-0 7) Nc3, Re8 ... [0-1, Sobrevia-A.Melchor, 1986]
4) d4, exd4 5) Nxd4, Nf6 6) Bc4, d5 7) Nb3, 0-0 8) 0-0, Nc6 [0-1, K.Geerdink-E.Goedhart, 1979]
Ofcourse there are examples where white wins the game. But still ... white has to play accurate.
Therefor ... I like the Latvian, but play also the Elephant.
Latvain isnt so pleasent, i like the elephant gambit better!!
I have both gambits in my repertoire...when you play unsound gambits, you have to be less predictable...
The Elephant is not as unsound as the Latvian, but the Latvian contains much more traps and is even more tactical as the Elephant.
Hey BigG, good to see you joining our long lasting discussion about unsound gambits dont forget to move
@apexkiller: nice game and thanks for the thread
bigG: saying that white has to play accurately is an hilarious overstatement. He has to do the only moves that do not throw the game away for 4-5 moves and then he'll have a 100% win. Compare this to ANY sound system and you'll find that you'll have to make much harder moves for far longer.
In all your comments you dont give a single move, so your statements are senseless...save your time for better things
@AcivilizedGentleman: And yet some people win with the Latvian .
That is simply nonsense. Everything about it is nonsense.
100% win? That's just complete nonsense, and makes no sense. Even your statement about 4-5 moves is complete wrong, the Latvian gambit theory is much deeper then that.
The Latvian gambit isn't a favorite at top level and without question it is dubious. However, at lower levels it can be potent weapon and very surprising for opponents.By the way, have you ever tried playing it on longer time controls? Because better played then us all (Aagaard, Tartakower, Nakamura) have played this more then just once. If it was a forced win for white, they wouldn´t have atleast tried it ;). Doesn't mean it is sound, but your claim is completely false.
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