Poker with Chess Pieces I. Showdown at the US Amateur Team
This game occurred at the US Amateur Team East, in February. Black took the opportunity to transpose into the Latvian Gambit, and a sharp line in it at that. The offbeat 3...b5?! has little merit other than to guarantee a messy position.
In the ensuing melee, White wisely opted to go down an Exchange, and got some nice play along the g-file. On move 21, however, Stanics overestimated his chances and played an error that could best be regarded as a bluff.
Two moves later Zilbermintz laid his cards down and traded into a lost ending.
In view of the errors and inaccuracies, I can't say that this game calls the Latvian Gambit to proper account. It is, however, entertaining.
Lest you think this sort of thing happens only at the amateur level, wait a few days, and I'll show you an encounter from 1968 where a GM folds his hand to a suave bluff.