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sertorius ♡ 10 ( +1 | -1 )
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Could anybody say me the main lines of Trompowsky Opening (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5).......and Leton Gambit?

Thanks everybody
anaxagoras ♡ 8 ( +1 | -1 )

...2 Ne4 3 Bh4 c5 4 f3 g5! 5 fxe4 gxh4 6 e3 Bh6 7 Kf2 cxd4 8 exd4 Qb6 9 Nc3 e6

What's the Leton Gambit?
mattafort ♡ 44 ( +1 | -1 )
Letton = French for Latvian Gambit Letton is Latvian in french I guess.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5

Here sertorius you have a thread
started by premium_steve
with a lot of info on Letton Gambit(Latvian Gambit)
white_disc ♡ 45 ( +1 | -1 )
My blitz experience on the Trompowsky is that I usually lose as white. And I really wonder why. I do like the Trompowsky Attack though, but black seems to get a good game against it.

The main line f3 move by white to push back the e4 black knight slows down the KS castling for white by a great deal. Anyone has any experience with that ?

Thanks a lot.

Best regards,
sertorius ♡ 18 ( +1 | -1 )
about Latvian Gambit Sorry, I would want to say Latvian gambit not Letton Gambit. I have seen the thread about this defense, is all I need. Thanks a lot.

........and about "trompo" opening
mattafort ♡ 91 ( +1 | -1 )
Letton is "Latvian Gambit" Letton = Latvian Gambit.
Letton is French for "latvian".

I made a translation on the web from English to French:
I live in Latvia. I am latvian.
J'habite en Lettonie. Je suis letton.

I also found this on FRENCH page, about ECO openings:
'C40' 'Gambit du Pion-dame' 'gambit Maroczy' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 d5 3. exd5 Fd6
'C40' 'Gambit Letton' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5
'C40' 'Letton' 'Variante Nimzovich ' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Cxe5 Df6 4. d4 d6 5. Cc4 fxe4 6. Ce3
'C40' 'Letton' 'Défense Fraser' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Cxe5 Cc6
'C40' 'Letton gambit, 3.Bc4' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Fc4
'C40' 'Letton' 'Variante Behting ' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Fc4 fxe4 4. Cxe5 Dg5 5. Cf7 Dxg2 6. Tf1 d5 7. Cxh8 Cf6
'C40' 'Letton' 'Variante Polerio ' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Fc4 fxe4 4. Cxe5 d5
'C40' 'Letton' 'contre-gambit tire-bouchon' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 f5 3. Fc4 fxe4 4. Cxe5 Cf6
'C41' 'Défense Philidor'' 1. e4 e5 2. Cf3 d6

But if you sertorius don't want to believe me,
you can go on looking for that Letton Gambit
until you die ........ :D :D

joszef_palkovi ♡ 123 ( +1 | -1 )
Tromp Activist People, people why are you doing this to my favorite and winning opening variation?? OK i will give you a few pointers:

1.d4 Nf6 Bg5 (Why did someone ask "late castle" rather obvious isnt it you are developping the queenside first!) and now:

2...e6 3.e4! -c5 e5 h6 Bc1 +=
2...d5 Bxf6 exf6 (gxf6 c4 dxc4 e4 hodgson) e3+g3 Bg2 Ne2 Nd2 c4 etc etc
2...Ne4!? Bf4 (Bh4 is considered bad nowadays) c5 f3 Qa5+ (Nf6 dxc5! += better sicilian) c3 Nf6 d5 Qb6 Bc1 e6 c4 exd5 cxd5 and now the modern ben-oni setup which is better for white in view of the tempo gain Na3-c4 or c4!? against which I had white against IM Paragua (2500) in some blitz tourny just e3 Bc5 Kf2 (still theory guys) 0-0!!? the old main line is better for white e.g. d6 Ne2 Nbd7 Nc3 Ne5 Na4+= so after 0-0 Qb3 Qd8 and now I played the idea Ne2 Re1 Nc3 Neg3 Ne4 after which I was winning easily but later lost on time trouble (plz notice that I was completely drunk while playing this;) but i rest my case I is good for white

2...c5! now d5 Qb6 Nc3 with a difficult position or Bxf6! gxf6 d5 Qb6 Qc1 and now Bg7 (Bh6? e3 f5 c4! f4? exf4 Bxf4 Qxf4!! Qxb2 Ne2 Qxa1 Nc3! Qb2 d6+- Hodgson-van der wiel so Bg7 and now g3 f5 c3 Bg7 Bg2 Nd7 (Na6?! Nh3-f4-h5 with Nd7-f6 he covers h5) Nh3 0-0 (h5 has been played) Nf4 etc. the plan is to pressurize f5 by playing a4 Na3-c4-e3 Qc2 Rd1 against e6 break (note that the pawn gain with exd5 usually isnt that a big deal because after white wins his pawn back f7 and f5 will be weak.


Tromp rules!