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Pablo F Atars vs Hans Tomson
Correspondence Theme Tournament (1973) (correspondence), ?
Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack. Poisoned Pawn Variation (C40)  ·  1-0


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

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

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  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:
Feb-07-04  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  InspiredByMorphy: See
for a much better response to Whites 3.Bc4
Feb-07-04  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?
Premium Chessgames Member 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
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