Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...f5/3.Nxe5/3…Qf6/4. Nc4/4…fxe4

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Latvian Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnb1kbnr/pppp2pp/5q2/8/2N1p3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R

Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. Nc4 fxe4
ECO code: C40
Parent: Latvian Gambit

Latvian Gambit, Leonhardt Variation[edit]

4...fxe4[edit]

Black threatens to play …d5 with beautiful development and only a slightly misplaced queen to worry about. But 5. Nc3 covers d5 and gains further time by hitting the e4-pawn. Rarely do such delicate works as Black's encounter such a robust spanner as 5. Nc3.










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References[edit]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.