Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...f5

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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5
ECO code: C40
Parent: King's Knight Opening

Latvian Gambit

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2...f5?!

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The Latvian Gambit is sometimes known as the Greco Counter Gambit.
The Latvian Gambit only works at club level, where unsuspecting White players find themselves falling to traps. However, if White knows all the traps and pitfalls, Black will be not be able to compensate for being one pawn down in material. As such, the Latvian Gambit is usually considered unsound.

Theory table

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For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5?!

3 4 5 678910111213141516
1 d4
fxe4
Nxe5
Nf6
Be2
d6
Ng4
Be7
=
2 Bc4
fxe4
Nxe5
Qg5?!
d4!
Qxg2
Qh5+
g6
Bf7+
Kd8
Bxg6
Qxh1
Ke2
Qxc1
Nf7+
Ke8
Nxh8+
hxg6
Qxg6+
Kd8
Nf7+
Ke7
Nc3
Qxc2+
Ke1
d6
Nd5+±
...

...

...

d5!

Qh5+
g6
Nxg6
hxg6
Qxg6+
Ke7
d4
e3
Bxe3
Qd6
Bg5+
Kd7
Qf7+
Ne7
=
3 Nc3
fxe4
Nxe5
Qf6
d4
exd3
Nxd3
c6
+/=
4 exf5
e4
Ne5
Nf6
Be2
d6
Bh5+
Ke7
+/=
Main Line 5 Nxe5
Qf6
d4
d6
Nc4
fxe4
Nc3
Qg6
+/=

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References

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  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.