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  • 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

  • Review: Mikhail Tal's Best Games 1 - The Magic of Youth

    Mikhail Tal was one of the first world class players I saw in real life: as a kid, during my first visit to the Hoogovens chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee,  I almost ran into him when I entered the playing hall. Even this extremely brief en... | Read More


    • Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack, Strautins Gambit

      1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 is known as the Latvian Gambit. If after 3.Bc4 (Mayet Attack) it ain’t tricky enough for you yet, 3. ..b5 is a dodgy little move that can stir up trouble on both sides of the board. Result: The Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack, Stra... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | Dec 1, 2014
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    • Latvian Lure

      The white queen is lured away from the defence of key squares around the king. | Read More

    • Traxler Counterattack

      When playing the Black pieces, I usually like to force my opponent into the tactical battle of my choice as soon as possible. So after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, I mostly choose to play the Latvian Gambit (2. ..f5)  (See for example this blog) or the Elephan... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | Sep 24, 2014
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    • Latvian Gambit, Fraser Defence

      LATVIAN GAMBIT Fraser Defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nc6 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction I play th... | Read More

    • Recent developments

      So my intention was to write a tournament update for each of my tournaments played since the Icelandic League but that isn't really viable so I've decided to round it all up in one update. Going back to March I played the Reykjavik Open. I starte... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Jun 29, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »