Chess Openings: Latvian Gambit

The Latvian Gambit is one of the most aggressive gambits in chess and many top players find it quite dubious. For the rest of us though, it has great results for black and can really catch a white player off guard.

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  1. For a video of this gambit you didn't say what happens if white takes the damn gambit pawn on move 2 on F5 😂 its what stockfish

  2. y. Please! I am an aggressive Latvian and I love black pieces! =D

  3. I don’t understand why you mention taking the knight with the queen. Black has checkmate at that point

  4. At 4:33 if Qh4+ and white is dumb enough to go Kg1 then Qd4# forget about the knight lol

  5. Wait what if the pawn just takes instead of knight?

  6. The thing is sometimes you have to improvise you can't just expect your opponent to play every move in this video but remember the Latvian gambit is a good opening

  7. why wouldnt white just move his pawn to g3 after the queen checks on h4?

  8. Check the comments to make sure everyone else saw the accidental checkmate

  9. Im a latvian myself and heard about this gambit and wanted to learn it

  10. what should I do if pawn E4 takes my pawn on F5

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