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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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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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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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By: Benoniac
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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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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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By: Knightcut
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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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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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C27: Vienna/Bishops Opening for Black
I am currently working on a video series about 1.e4 e5 for Black. One line to address is: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4. My initial plan was to go for 3...Nc6 4.d3 Na5, but to be honest I find this much eas...

Started 03/20/12 at 08:42:29 by Chessexplained
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C25: A new GOOD gambit ! ;-)
Sorry for my english. Be cool with me ! Wink
A few months ago, reviewing some lines in my openings I realized what I was playing against the Vienna Game with 3.f4 does not completely enchanted me ...

Started 06/20/11 at 20:32:27 by Daniel De Noose
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C29: Origin of faulty Vienna analysis
I've seen some faulty analysis repeated across a number of sources, including Harding during the 70s (if I recall correctly, otherwise apologies) and DeFirmian just 10-12 years ago or so, though he ha...

Started 02/28/11 at 23:13:53 by George Jempty
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C25: Discouraging 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4
Recently my engines pointed me towards an idea I've never seen before:
after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 I always was inclined towards the unclear gambit 3... Bc5, the idea being 4.fe5 d6 5.ed6 Qd6 wi...

Started 11/13/10 at 13:56:46 by Siegbert T.
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C29: Adelaide versus Vienna
I was wondering about playing a sort of delayed Adelaide against the Vienna, e.g 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 f5. Now the lines seem to be:
1) 5.exf5 d5 6.d4 Bxf5 7.Bxf4 which looks drawish....

Started 08/14/09 at 20:14:53 by Ben_Hague
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C26: Vienna g3
I have recently been trying out the 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 system in the Vienna, as advocated by Paul Motwani, and find the resulting positions to my liking. However, in one game I ran into 2...Nc6 3. g3 f5...

Started 07/04/09 at 16:17:02 by Lurdock
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C25-C29: Martin's new Vienna Fritztrainer
The trend toward the Schiller oeuvre continues with a DVD on the Vienna presented by Martin.

Started 06/24/09 at 01:44:42 by ghenghisclown
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By: Bowen
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C27-C30: Vienna, is this line so bad?
    1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 d6 5.f4 (Na4 or Bg5) Ng4 ...
Now I know in Gary Lanes book 6.f5! Nf2 7.Qh5 and now both Qd7 and O-O  are busted but what about 7...g6 which is not ...

Started 11/08/04 at 15:54:53 by BigBen
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C25-C29: How to you like to play the vienna?
I was wondering how the Vienna player out there play the opening as white. I am thinking of playing it, but there are so many ways to go.
Ok, against NF6, do you go for the Frankinstein-Dracula (...

Started 05/15/07 at 03:34:21 by Mtal
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