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Jon-Bradford-Latvian
Location: Bradford, United Kingdom
Joined: 4/15/14
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lucjosts
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Latvian
Latvian
Location: cluj romania, Romania
Joined: 9/28/07
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  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Brilliant Endgames, Shirov Style

    Legendary chessplayers are usually remembered for their virtuosity in a particular area of the game. Tal is remembered primarily for his otherwordly tactical genius. Petrosian, as a master of prophylaxis and defense. Karpov, as a titan of positi... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Tal vs. Botvinnik

    Mikhail Botvinnik had regained the world championship in 1958, but soon after the chess world's attention was captured by the rapid ascent of a young player with an unusually sharp and creative style: the Latvian Mikhail Tal.  Frequently ma... | Read More


    • Evaluation of gambits

      I evaluated ten gambits with chess engines and I found that six of them were "unsound" to use Roman's terminology. The other four did not show an obvious weakness. I should add that I have no answer to the usual defense of gambits that they will s... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.21.2015 - day 132

      World Champion Mihail Tal won against Igors Bleks in the Latvian Championship in Riga in 1955: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Juan Corzo y Prinzipe in Havana in 1901: White to move and mate in 2: Our... | Read More

    • Another Latvian Gambit success story

      I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

    • Learning more about the Latvian Gambit

      This time against the computer again...   PS. I tried again, same exact game, except this time I moved 13...Nd4, and the computer actually responded pretty well, putting pressure on that forward knight and bringing his rooks out. In the end I... | Read More

    • Latvian Gambit in action

      Chess.com user NRMattison challenged me out of the blue, just as I was thinking "It'd be nice to play someone besides my brother, one of my friends, and the computer." NRMattison was ranked higher than me in online chess by about 100 points, which... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • Bagirov, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov was born to an Armenian father and a Ukrainian mother in Baku on August 16, 1936. He was a Soviet-Azerbajani-Latvian Grandmaster who competed in nine Soviet championships between 1960 and 1978.  His chess coac... Read More »

  • Mednis, Edmar

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    Edmar John Mednis (1937-2002) was a Latvian-born American grandmaster (1980) who took 2nd place in the 1955 World Junior Championship, behind Boris Spassky.   He wrote 26 chess books and hundreds of chess articles.  He was trained a... Read More »

  • Gipslis, Aivars

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    Aivars Gipslis (1937-2000) was a Latvian grandmaster (1967).   He won the Latvian championship 8 times (1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966).  He took 3rd place in the USSR chess championship in 1966/67.  At the Sousse Int... Read More »