Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Nf6/3. Bc4/3...Nxe4/4. Qh5/4...Nd6/5. Bb3

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Vienna Game, Falkbeer Defence
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, Falkbeer Defence[edit]

The position is imbalanced; Black is ahead by a pawn but behind in development. In searching for his next move he may choose two radically different developments: with

5...Nc6,

an apparently strength-cementing move, he enters into an extremely tactical opening, the so-called Frankenstein-Dracula variation, leading to a forced exchange sacrifice and a highly sharp position. On the contrary, with

5...Be7

he opts for a quiet continuation.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Qh5 Nd6 5. Bb3

5
Frankenstein-Dracula variation ...
Nc6
Nb5
g6
Qf3
f5
Qd5
Qe7
Nxc7+
Kd8
Nxa8
b6


...
Be7
Nf3
Nc6
Nxe5
0-0


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References[edit]

Ludek Pachman, Eröffnungspraxis im Schach.