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jprimero 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Latvian Gambit I was just wondering what you guys think about this opening. Is it refutable?

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 f5
philaretus 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. ;)

Still, it's a lot better than the Fred Defence.
achillesheel 41 ( +1 | -1 )
I Love the Latvian I 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.
divine_sun_cat 12 ( +1 | -1 )
latvian tourny latvian tourny currently open - places still available. but don't hang around. they'll soon be gone!
achillesheel 34 ( +1 | -1 )
Divine If 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 ;-)
mitchst 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Playable, but not sound Latvian 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.
divine_sun_cat 26 ( +1 | -1 )
sound and playable but 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.