Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Nc6/3. f4/3...exf4

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Vienna Gambit
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)


Vienna Gambit[edit | edit source]

The accepted line of the Vienna Gambit leads to a wild game and White gains a full pawn center at the expense of losing the ability to castle allowing Black to make serious inroads into the White Kingside with 4.d4 Qh4+ 5. Ke2. This position overwhelmingly favors white but it must be played very accurately as Black has a strong attack and White has serious King safety issues.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1. e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4

4 5

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