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g5 is NOT Black's best move. In chess and in life there comes a time when one must finally
do something besides move gambit pawns. Of interest in the case of Latvia is whether there
is still time and materials to create a viable economy. While the problem of a persistently
declining population is nearly unique to Latvia, a number of other nations, notably the
United States,  have been failing to  consider optimal configurations, finite time and
resources, and strategic interactions. To mis-quote the formidable English mathematician
Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877-1947): "
Ausus ad abdurdum risks not only one's country but
those with which it interacts". What he really said was "
Reductio ad absurdum ... is a far
finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a
piece, but a mathematician offers the game."
Kengis versus
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A recent GM
Latvian Gambit
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Fischer against a
Latvian Gambit
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