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Vienna Game inc. Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation [C25-29]
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Vienna 4. Qg4
I'm playing the Vienna against 1...e5 these days but I'm puzzled by one line.  In Lane's book, the Chessbase CD and a couple other places I see this line for white: 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 Qg4. ...

Started 01/15/07 at 15:07:22 by ChuckR
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The Vienna Game C23-C29 (CD-ROM) by Gregory Huber

Started 06/23/06 at 16:19:30 by OstapBender
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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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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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By: George Jempty
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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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By: kylemeister
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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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By: Keano
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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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By: trw
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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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By: Peter Kitchen (Guest)
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C29: Vienna gambit
What is white's best line against black after the moves 1. e4-e5 2. Nc3-Nf6 3. f4-e5xf4 4. e5 Ng1 5.Nf3 d6
White should be able to get a plus out of this as black has lost time retreating his kni...

Started 02/07/04 at 12:19:22 by Michael Wagstaff (Guest)
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By: feb
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C29: Vienna analysis debunked
1. e4 e5  2. Nc3 Nf6  3. f4 d5  4. fxe5 Nxe4  5. Nf3 Bg4  6. Qe2 Ng5?  7. Qb5+! c6  8. Qxb7 Nxf3+  9. gxf3 Bxf3  10. Rg1 Nbd7  11. d4! (11. Qxc6 Rc8 and Black gets too much counterplay; instead White ...

Started 04/21/03 at 11:07:13 by gjempty
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By: M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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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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By: George Jempty
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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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By: TalJechin
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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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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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By: TalJechin
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C28: Vs Vienna
Does anyone believe that this is a good line for Black vs the Vienna e4,e5 Nc3,Nf6 Bc4,Nc6 d3,Be7! Huh
Plz reply as am quandering wether to place the Bishop on e7 or c5, and for either if there a...

Started 01/26/07 at 11:44:51 by fazza
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By: TopNotch
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C28: Vienna Game Interesting (?) Rook Sac
I played a blitz game today featured what I thought looked like a pretty nice rook sac.  Like so many blitz games I've played, I was much happier with my idea before I analyzed it. Embarrassed  I post it this...

Started 01/20/07 at 04:07:27 by OstapBender
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C28: Best white Vienna continuation here?
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. d3 Na5
...and now?  I don't play the Vienna yet.  Looking at it as I move to an e4 rep.  I like the activity of the 3. Bc4 lines in general, but this specific li...

Started 09/28/06 at 16:43:05 by Hippie
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By: Darthmambo
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C28-C29: Bishop's opening/Vienna
In the fun vienna lines i am unsure if white can sac a rook for mate, but i think he gets good compensation.  what if black declines though.  Has 9.Qg3 been refuted?  Is Na5, really better than h3.<br...

Started 09/11/03 at 15:22:48 by Nolan (Guest)
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By: M.Nb (Guest)
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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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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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