22 ( +1 | -1 ) It's not been refuted.........to my knowledge, but at best it involves Black enduring prolonged torture in order to obtain a draw. A better prospect is the Latvian Gambit with colours reversed. ;)
41 ( +1 | -1 ) I Love the LatvianI have had my clock cleaned playing it many times, but I have won as black. My understanding is that the Latvian was seen as a sure loser but that recently it has gained more popularity. I play it for fun because it can lead to some wild positions. I will be happy to play you a couple of games (one as white, one as black) if you wish jprimero.
34 ( +1 | -1 ) DivineIf the Latvian makes for wild games, nixing the 3. Nxe5 option makes for some crazy wild games. So of course I joined ..... see you there. Come join, jprimero. There are some good players in this tourney (present company excluded ;-)
15 ( +1 | -1 ) Playable, but not soundLatvian Gambit may lead to fun and exciting positions, but at the end of the day White should be making life miserable for Black if he knows just 6-8 moves of theory.
26 ( +1 | -1 ) sound and playablebut black has to know lines very well. Both white and black can come horribly unstuck, but it is much more likely for black. i played a game just, and moving automatically got two moves in the wrong order as early as move 4, and got crucified.