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Vienna Game inc. Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation [C25-29]
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C26: question on KG and Vienna transpositions
Hello, I have a quick question for KG and Vienna practitioners concerning a couple of minor lines that can arise via transposition from Alekhine's Defense. (I am considering shifting from 2...d5 to 2....

Started 01/06/05 at 12:58:59 by Alfred G. (Guest)
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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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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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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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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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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: Black's best setup against the vienna?
Is there a way to play for a win from the black side against the vienna/bishop op. ?
What is your favorite set up after :
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe Nxe 5.Nf3 and now, Be7 or Bc5 or som...

Started 09/03/06 at 06:53:38 by Bubu13
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By: MNb
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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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By: ArKheiN
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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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By: pichorro
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1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Bb4
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Bb4
I know there are many promising lines against the vienna. However here I would like to limit the conversation to 3....Bb4
I am playing the vienne for a bit more t...

Started 04/13/07 at 09:11:36 by chessy
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By: chessy
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C26: Vienna with 3. ... B b4
Does anyone have a good idea for with in the
1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Bb4 line   ???
In Lanes book he recomend Qf3 without deep analysis. To me this move seems not very promissing.   Undecided<br ...

Started 12/09/04 at 07:34:22 by chessy (Guest)
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C25-C28: Vienna/Glek Theorie
Searching for sources covering the Vienna/Glek-system. (With or without the N on f3 but with the pawn on g3)
I know the 2 everymanchessbooks (not very usefull)
and  Marins e4 e5 book (very ...

Started 04/05/10 at 09:38:45 by chessy
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By: Bowen
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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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By: Willempie
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C27: Frankenstein Dracula Attack
For those who don't know this is a variation on the Bc4 Vienna, which involves black sacrificing a rook for a big space advantage and faster development. The main line goes 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nxe...

Started 08/13/05 at 09:34:45 by condor
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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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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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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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C25-C29: Gregory Huber: The Vienna Game
Just curious, if anyone purchased the Chessbase CD about the Vienna Game by Huber.
Can you recommand the CD as a start for an e4-repertoire ?
Is he unbiased concerning the critical variation...

Started 12/04/05 at 19:26:55 by Frank (Guest)
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C25 C30: Building an f5 Counter-Gambit Repertoire
I'm looking to expand my repertoire with some gamibts for those times i'm up against weaker opposition or otherwise just in the mood for an exciting game.  This 2nd string "agressive repertoire" is ba...

Started 03/14/07 at 22:10:22 by FusterCluck
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