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 FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
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Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:50 am
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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
Sorry! This should be in a different forum! I'm a massive n00b :)


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Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:01 am
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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
All seems to be working fine :) Sorry it was quite a rushed video and I skipped over some other interesting moments (what to play instead of ...Qb6, Rb1 for example (Bf3 is actually best, followed by Nh5 with counterplay against black's centre). Just wanted to make sure that the software is all set up properly. Could do with a mic though I think as the sound is quite nasty.


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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
Well done! The Latvian is one of those openings routinely dismissed as 2nd rate but it always poses headaches when you face it with white, At sub-master level (and maybe above), White walks a real tightrope against a Latvian specialist. Congrats on "lucking out". :-)

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Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:49 am
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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
Ha...lucking out is all I seem to do at the moment! Though I must say, not often enough for my taste. :D


Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:06 pm
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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
After Rae1 something can happen because understanding of all weaknesses in chess can be whittled down to the inability to move. A pin works on the idea of limiting a piece to move. The pin in the game worked only because of white's exposed King on the a7-g1 diagonal. The King is the spanner in the works, both for you and your opponent.

Throughout history Kings have sent their armies to war, only to betray their dead to save their own royal hides at the end. Chess is a game based on war, cherish your King but never trust him.

I will now shut up.


Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:37 am
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 Re: FlintEastwood - W vs Latvian Gambit [12:17]
Pobble wrote:
After Rae1 something can happen because understanding of all weaknesses in chess can be whittled down to the inability to move. A pin works on the idea of limiting a piece to move. The pin in the game worked only because of white's exposed King on the a7-g1 diagonal. The King is the spanner in the works, both for you and your opponent.

Throughout history Kings have sent their armies to war, only to betray their dead to save their own royal hides at the end. Chess is a game based on war, cherish your King but never trust him.

I will now shut up.


This is true! But I never really got a chance to safety the king in this game. In the beginning I was struggling to just get castled then as soon as I did get castled he pulls out the exchange sac. I guess my only chance to play it would have been instead of playing Ne6 but then I lose the advantage of grabbing the two bishops.

Actually after the exchange sac I'm still doing okay but I have to play very carefully. After Qh6 I could play h3 for example but then I'm creating even more dark square weakness and after a move like Qg5 my knight has to move and he totally owns the dark squares. The fact that he's attacking with opposite coloured bishops is worth the exchange, which is a very interesting imbalance to think about actually. The fact that he gets a pawn in the process is kind of irrelevant to my mind - the issue is more that he managed to create a dark square weakness.

But as I say after Qb6 I could play Bf3 going for counterplay and getting my light bishop into the action and then it's roughly equal as he also has his own colour-complex weakness to take care of. Rb1 was just a silly move really, but you have to take into account that he was running fairly low on time by that point.


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