Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4

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Vienna Game
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Vienna Game[edit]

3. Bc4[edit]

This sequence of opening moves are not an effective way for white to maintain any advantage. White's development of two piece are not in harmony. In particular the Bishop on c4 is prone to being attacked.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4

3 4 5 6
Bc4
Nf6
d3
Na5
Nge2
Nxc4
dxc4
Bc5
=
...
Bc5
Nf3
Nf6
d3
d6
Bg5
h6
=

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