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G Gamman vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
London (1869), London ENG
Latvian Gambit: General (C40)  ·  0-1

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Sep-16-03  ughaibu: The score of this game is definitely wrong.
Sep-17-03
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> I wasn't even able to download the score of this game.
Sep-17-03
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  Honza Cervenka: I think that the gamescore is okay, but the problem is that the annotation after the 5th move of black is not closed by "}"
Sep-18-03
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  Benzol: Well I was finally able to play this, it looks OK.
Sep-18-03  ughaibu: Great final position.
Sep-18-03
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  Benzol: Isn't it.
Jan-24-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: Blackbure welcomes 5. ...Nf7 winning the exchange. After 5.Nf7 Qe7 6.Nxh8 d5 7.Bb3 Bc5 8.O-O it would have been interesting to see how Blackburne's attack would have continued. How sound is this variation for black? I like it, but I have a feeling that with proper defense white may be able to hold the exchange. I know this variation is similar to the Traxler gambit, but its not the same...
Jan-24-05  aw1988: <InspiredByMorphy> 7...Bc5 is not a valid move. After 7. Bb3?? black plays 7...Bg4 , and so white plays 7. Be2, with a won position.
Jan-24-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: <aw1988> Thanks for the correction and the input. I will look more into blacks position after 7.Be2 and post it later tonight or tomorrow.
Jan-25-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: <aw1988> Your right about white having a won position after 5.Nf7 Qe7 6.Nxh8 d5 7.Be2 .
Mar-13-05
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: OK, dumb question time--why doesn't White simply play 4.exf5? If 4...Qe7; 5.Qe2, right? If 4...d5; 5.d4,Bxf5; 6.Be2 is a Petroff Reversed with an extra pawn for White.
Mar-13-05  bernieno: <OK, dumb question time--why doesn't White simply play 4.exf5?> Not a dumb question at all. I guess the best for black is to play 4..d6 followed by ...Bxf5. It probably will be a quiet positon in which black does not have much compensation for the pawn. This is often the best strategy if you face the Latvian gambit and do not know the opening very well. White may get a bigger advantage in the more complex variations. But people who play the Latvian gambit are looking for complex and unorthodox positions and perhaps play them very well (like Blackburn did in this game).
Sep-08-06  schnarre: Sheesh, Black's King was on of the most active pieces in the game.
May-31-07  jellyace: The combination of the Bishop pair and the steamroller was a pretty effective one.
Aug-09-09  gambitking: It's not true that after 5. Kt-B7 Q-K2 6. KtxR P-Q4 7. B-K2 White has a 'Won position'. In my league the Latvian Gambit is one of my main defences. After 7. ...Kt-B3! 8. 0-0 B-B4! 9. P-Q4 Q-K3! 10. B-K3!? B-Q3! I have found that Black has good compensation for the exchange, as the knight will eventually be captured after queenside castling. Often he is able to successfully carry out a bishop sacrifice, so White will prefer 10. B-B4. However, after the pawn sacrifice 10. ...P-Kt4!? White has some definite complications to sort out!

The Gambit King

Nov-30-11  mjpoole: why didn't white play 34. Ne4 and fork the rook and the bishop?
Nov-30-11
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  Sastre: If 34.Nxe4, 34...Bxe1 35.Nxf2 Bxf2 wins.

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