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Vienna Game inc. Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation [C25-29]
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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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The Vienna Game C23-C29 (CD-ROM) by Gregory Huber

Started 06/23/06 at 16:19:30 by OstapBender
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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
1 1584 Last Post 08/15/09 at 09:31:52
By: TalJechin
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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
1 2354 Last Post 12/22/03 at 19:44:10
By: M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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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)
1 1786 Last Post 01/06/05 at 18:51:59
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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
2 2534 Last Post 09/26/16 at 23:22:52
By: George Jempty
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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
2 3141 Last Post 01/06/15 at 20:18:02
By: Keano
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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.
2 3867 Last Post 11/15/10 at 13:12:32
By: Dragonslayer
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C23-C29: Best book on Vienna Game
Alright, looks like I am not going to play KG, what is a good book on Vienna?

Started 02/26/07 at 19:22:05 by JonHecht
2 1879 Last Post 02/28/07 at 18:07:30
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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
2 1749 Last Post 01/20/07 at 22:32:19
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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)
2 2190 Last Post 01/24/06 at 14:52:53
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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)
2 1768 Last Post 12/09/04 at 10:29:56
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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
3 2704 Last Post 05/31/17 at 16:35:24
By: kylemeister
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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
3 2558 Last Post 05/27/07 at 11:01:54
By: KampongBoy
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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
3 2043 Last Post 02/07/07 at 07:07:18
By: TopNotch
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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
4 5328 Last Post 06/09/12 at 13:50:59
By: Caissafan
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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
4 3441 Last Post 04/25/07 at 07:20:59
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
4 4699 Last Post 07/03/16 at 10:14:45
By: George Jempty
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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
4 4616 Last Post 12/04/13 at 21:12:21
By: mattchess
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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
5 3333 Last Post 04/05/10 at 16:50:03
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