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  1. 16 Jun '08 13:19
    My favorite opening
    Could someone point out some decent players who use it onhere,please?I'd like to go over their games.
    Thanks.
  2. 16 Jun '08 22:13
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Very nice!Thanks a lot
  3. 16 Jun '08 22:28
    Whatever happened to the Vienna Gambit?

  4. 16 Jun '08 22:46 / 2 edits
    3...d5=



    Though worth a punt.
  5. 17 Jun '08 06:53
    4. fxe5

  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jun '08 06:57
    4...Nxe4
  7. 17 Jun '08 07:00
    5. Nf3

  8. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jun '08 07:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    5. Nf3

    [fen]rnbqkb1r/ppp2ppp/8/3pP3/4n3/2N2N2/PPPP2PP/R1BQKB1R b KQkq[/fen]
    Black has few good options here:
    5...Be7
    5...Nc6
    5...Bc5
    5...Bb4
  9. 17 Jun '08 08:12
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    3...d5=

    [fen]rnbqkb1r/ppp2ppp/5n2/3pp3/4PP2/2N5/PPPP2PP/R1BQKBNR[/fen]

    Though worth a punt.
    I drew OTB last season against an ECF 128 playing this Falkbeer CG line as Black against the Vienna.
  10. 17 Jun '08 11:37
    quote
    "I drew OTB last season against an ECF 128 playing this Falkbeer CG line as Black against the Vienna. "

    Good. I think at the top level it goves White nothing.
    best player wins.

    But under 1600 - certainly worth a shot. It's easy tp remember the
    theory for this line - but it's also very easy for an
    inexeperienced player to go wrong. And due to the open nature
    of game - one error - BANG!

    There is a famous blindfold Zuckertort game with
    this line. I recall Bxh7+ and then it looks as if Black is OK
    but Rf6! - I am at work ATM - perhaps some other kind chap can
    post the game. It's an instructive king-side attacking game.
  11. 17 Jun '08 15:46
    Is it this one?
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1152032
  12. 17 Jun '08 15:49
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Whatever happened to the Vienna Gambit?

    [fen]rnbqkb1r/pppp1ppp/5n2/4p3/4PP2/2N5/PPPP2PP/R1BQKBNR+b+KQkq[/fen]
    I play it all the time, it's amazing how many people take the pawn and end up with a difficult game after pawn-e5 forces the knight to retreat back to it's original square. If they try anything else, it just gets worse for them.
  13. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    17 Jun '08 16:31
    I prefer 2 play 2...Nc6 rather than 2...Nf6
  14. 17 Jun '08 22:24
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1152032

    I do not know - Firewall or anti virus stuff is stopping me
    from getting there - they must be trying to download
    java script as soon as you hit the page - paste it on this site.
  15. 18 Jun '08 08:29
    Originally posted by moteutsch
    Whatever happened to the Vienna Gambit?

    [fen]rnbqkb1r/pppp1ppp/5n2/4p3/4PP2/2N5/PPPP2PP/R1BQKBNR+b+KQkq[/fen]
    Strictly speaking, the Vienna Gambit is 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4. After 2...Nf6 3.f4 isn't really a gambit, since black can hardly take the pawn.