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The Latvian School Of Chess

The Latvian School Of Chess

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Can you attack like the great players in the Latvian School of Chess?

Latvian chess players have been some of the best attackers for generations! GM Arturs Neiksans shows you the best moments of Mikhail Tal, Alexei Shirov, Alexander Shabalov, and Alvis Vitolinsh.

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Mikhail Tal: The brightest star of the Latvian School of chess was the World Champion, Mikhail Tal! GM Arturs Neiksans shows you some of the highlights of his amazing career!

Alexei Shirov:  Alexei Shirov is one of the greatest attackers since Mikhail Tal! Check out some of his best games, including maybe the greatest chess move ever played!

Alexander Shabalov: One of the top attackers from the Latvian School is four-time US Champion Alexander Shabalov. Check out some of Shablov's greatest hits, including some of the most spectacular queen sacrifices you will ever see.

Alvis Vitolinsh:  IM Alvis Vitolinsh was one of the founders of the Latvian School of chess. Many of his creative attacking plans have been used by the top Grandmasters in the world. GM Arturs Neiksans will show you some of Vitolinsh's best games.

Opening Ideas:  The Latvian school of chess has generated attacking ideas for generations. From the Latvian Gambit to the Riga Variation, to the Shirov-Shabalov Gambit, check out some of the most amazing attacking ideas throughout the years.

Who's your favorite attacking star from the Latvian School? Let us know in the comments.

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