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Vienna Game inc. Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation [C25-29]
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The Modern Vienna, by Chess-stars
I cannot find a thread of this forthcoming book by Chess-stars:
"The Modern Vienna", by Roman Ovetchkin and Sergei Soloviov.
Link here:

Started 08/07/14 at 19:39:07 by Benoniac
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The Evans Gambit Via C23/24
I wanted to ask for opinions on the Evans Gambit: is it still playable on higher levels? What is its current reputation? How commonly seen at any level?
By way of background, I'm ...

Started 03/18/23 at 14:32:36 by cathexis
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C25-C29: books about the Vienna opening
i remember one by Alexander Konstantinopolsky and one by Lane but what else ?

Started 07/23/12 at 15:21:37 by TomKarlsen
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C29: Vienna gambit with 5.Nf3
I often get into trouble as black, especially against stronger players, when facing the Vienna gambit:
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Nf3.
Here, instead of the safer but drawish 5.....

Started 01/31/04 at 18:35:17 by feb
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Best coverage of 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4?
Is there a good (fairly recent) book about the Gambit line 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4? I suppose that the "Modern Vienna" by Ovetchkin and Soloviov (Chess Stars) goes with 3.Bc4 only, or is there coverage...

Started 12/04/21 at 14:27:23 by grandpatzer
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C25: The Everlasting Fyfe Gambit
A member had asked how he could find something on the Fyfe Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d4. A source he was able to locate at Google Books was the following: Freeborough & Ranken: Chess Openings: ...

Started 07/04/12 at 14:28:54 by Stefan Buecker
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New ideas in the Vienna?
I have been impressed by the Sveshnikovs' Blitz and Rapid Repertoire book which features the Vienna as White.
There is also the recent Vienna book by Chess Stars.
Then in Chessbase report [url]http://en.chessbase.

Started 04/11/17 at 12:14:10 by GabrielGale
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Source for erroneous Vienna analysis
I'm searching for the source for some erroneous Vienna analysis from around 20 years ago or longer.  In the following position 7.Qb5+ was given a question mark, with the continuation given as shown, i...

Started 09/23/16 at 06:19:44 by George Jempty
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C27: Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
This is not a joke. the following line realy has this name.
1.) e4 e5 2.) Nc3 Nf6 3.)Bc4 Nxe4 4.)Qh5 Nd6 5.) Bb3 Nc6 6.) Nb5 g6 7.)Qf3 f5 8.)Qd5 Qe7 (or ..Qf6) Nxc7+
I started to analys this...

Started 01/31/06 at 12:20:34 by chessy
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C29: Strange new Nb1 knight retreat in the Vienna
I've had this idea in my head for a couple of years but today I got to play it for the first time:
1. e4 e5  2. Nc3 Nf6  3. f4 d5  4. fxe5 Nxe4  5. Nf3 Bb4 and now 6. Nb1?! 
I hadn't even c...

Started 05/22/11 at 11:37:42 by George Jempty
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Hi Everyone!
after the moves
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. d3 Bc5 5. f4 what do you think about the 5... 0-0 line?
I checked it a bit with my computer and the following lines seem to make sense...

Started 08/11/15 at 18:12:35 by Menake Halonot
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Kaufman's recommendation against 3.Bc4 Vienna
In Larry Kaufman's book, "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White", he recommends 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Bc5 (as opposed to his earlier book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White where he recomm...

Started 11/22/14 at 21:44:03 by Anonymous3
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8...Qf6 improving Dracula-Frankenstein line?
Hello people,
I am currently studying this fascinating line and I don't understand why the main line goes with ...Qe7 instead of ...Qf6. Trying to understand what could be the differences, so fa...

Started 10/01/14 at 18:18:00 by polyomino
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C26: Vienna 3.g3 c6
In Nigel Davies book "Play 1.e4 e5, he recommends 3...c6 after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3. He gives it an "!" and says "this excellent reply might well put 3.g3 out of business". However, after 4 d4 Bb4 5...

Started 07/22/14 at 03:56:49 by Anonymous3
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C25: Steinitz Gambit
I have been enjoying going over Steinitz Gambit games
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. d4
and while I realize it is not easy for white to play, so far the lines that claim to be refutations...

Started 12/04/13 at 18:08:39 by mattchess
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C27: Vienna Calling
A black in the Vienna, I sometimes get hit with e4 e5, Nc3 Nf6, Bc4 Nxe4, Bf7+
I've read that black is ok in this line, but the in practice the early queen foray is a beast to fend off. Suggestio...

Started 02/26/13 at 22:12:11 by Gamboo
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C25: Hampe Allgaier
I defended this recently using a set up with pawns on d6, g4 and h6, the King on g7 and the Knight and Bishop on f6 and e7.
There a lot of material in an old article by Tim Harding at http://www...

Started 12/21/12 at 12:16:45 by RdC
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C25: Fyfe Gambit.
He's Back!
Anyways punters, a request for some assistance if I may. I am a big fan of chess history as it relates to the playing of the game (i.e. old analysis and the like).
At the moment I...

Started 04/02/11 at 23:12:00 by Hadron
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Fyfe Gambit (The Reboot)
Howdy Gang.
I am still on the hunt for any old book analysis (and or old games) using the Fyfe Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d4) which J. Blackburne beleived it was playable (back then).
Can I...

Started 06/25/12 at 07:59:40 by Hadron
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C29: GM Rydholm in action playing the Vienna game
What moves a Grand Master, today still playing the game of Vienna? Psychology? Tactics?
Just 3 GM 2600+ rated games in the line 5...Be7 6.Qe2... all favouring 6...Nxc3 and 2 CC2450+ references s...

Started 06/05/12 at 14:26:15 by Caissafan
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