chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Pablo F Atars vs Hans Tomson
Correspondence Theme Tournament (1973), ?
Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Poisoned Pawn Variation (C40)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 5 more games of P Atars
sac: 8.Bxg6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "C40"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-18-03  ughaibu: I like this Latvian gambit, can black survive by 12....Bd6? How about 13.Nb5 in reply?
Mar-19-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  AgentRgent: <Ughaibu> 12...Bd6 is a Mate in 9 (I'll admit I didn't see it, but Chessmaster did).

12...Bd6
13. Qc5 b6
14. Qxd6+ Kb7
15. Qc7+ Ka6
16. Nc5+ bxc5
17. Qxc8+ Ka5
18. Bc7+ Kb4
19. Qb7+ Kc4
20. Bf7+ Kxd4
21. Nb5+ cxb5
22. c3# 1-0

Mar-24-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  crafty: 12. ... ♗d6 13. ♕c5 ♕f1+ 14. ♔xf1 b6 15. ♕xd6+ ♔b7 16. ♕c7+ ♔a6 17. ♘c5+ bxc5 18. ♕xc8+ ♔a5 19. ♗c7+ ♔b4 20. ♕b7+ ♔c4 21. ♗f7+ ♔xd4 22. ♘e2#   (eval Mat10; depth 10 ply; 75M nodes)
Mar-28-03  ughaibu: Thanks for the replies. There're some nice Latvians collected here: http://www.queensac.com/archive/ope...
Feb-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: This has got to be one of the poorest examples of playing the Latvian gambit. Black was out of his mind playing 3.fxe4 To make matters worse, instead of developing his pieces black rushes out the queen and collects a few rooks, while White slaughters the King. The Latvian gambit must be played with extreme care, and black was simply reckless.
Feb-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: See http://chessgames.com/perl/chessgam...
for a much better response to Whites 3.Bc4
Feb-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  InspiredByMorphy: If you like the Latvian gambit, check out my collection of victories...Game Collection: Latvian gambit victories
Feb-23-04  ruylopez900: Interesting game, White sacced two Rooks and greedy Black didn't remember that its checkmate that ends the game!
Sep-28-04  ForeverYoung: In the book "Viktors Pupols American Master" by Larry Parr there is a whole section on the Latvian Gambit. Two other tries for black are 10 ... Nf6 "the continuation which made Viktors an international authority" and 10 ... e3 "a continuation dubbed by Viktors, "the blockade attack." In the book 3 ... b5!? is mentioned as the current state of the art of the gambit. The book came out in 1983. The game continuation of 10 ... Kc7 is called "the discovered check variation".
Feb-15-06  agressivechess: I have something to ask Crafty and that is after 12...-Bd6 13.Qc5-Qf1 14.Kxf1-b6 isn't 15.Nb5+ better? The reason for this is that I easily saw the Qxd6 line and analysed it quite well but after Nb5 I think the win is much more attractive and may be faster.The line goes 15.Nb5 Kb7(15....-Kd8 16.Qxd6-Qe1+ 17.Kxe1-hxg6 18.Bg5 Nf6 19.Bxf6 Ke8 20.Qe6 mate)16.Nxd6 Kc7 17.Nf7 Kb7 (17...-Kxd7 18.Qd6 Ke8 19.Qd8 mate) 18.Nd8 Ka6 19.Qa3 Kb5 20.Qb3 Ka5 21.Bd2 Ka6 22.Qa4 mate. The best thing about this variation is that White never allows black to pointlessley sack his queen. Also my other question is that after the move Nxd7 you are giving the move Bd6 but then why not Kd8?
Feb-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: It's hard for us to quiz crafty about subvariations on his analysis, but it's entirely possible that crafty (or most chess computers) will report a mate in 10 when a quicker mate can be had.
Jan-01-09  WhiteRook48: two Rook sacrifice!! YAY
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CORRESPONDENCE (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
yCommunity Collection P-K4
by fredthebear
had2x's favorite games
by had2x
3 of 200 Modern Brilliancies (1984) by Kevin Wicker
from Fredthebear labeled 125 Minis & 300 Destruktors by fredthebear
Finesse
by Garre
castillov's favorite games
by castillov
mate in 10 moves. Latvian gambit
from GiovanniRoma's favorite games by GiovanniRoma
Latvian. Mate. Double Rook Sac. 15b
from Dubious by PinkLedDoor
g77
from Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan by takchess
great attack games, 2
by emilio martinez
crafty 10 moves mate
from hand-picked games by halcyonteam
Mayet Attack Poisoned Pawn Variation 3.Bc4 fe4 4...Qg5
from C40 Latvian Gambit III by listen50s
3
from 200 Modern Brilliancies (Wicker) by Chessdreamer
I found a mate in 10.
from Crafty's Analysis by crafty


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC