Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Vienna Gambit!

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Chess Openings: Learn to Play the Vienna Gambit!

There are many good chess gambits for white against e5 which include the King’s Gambit, Danish Gambit, Scotch Gambit, and Evans Gambit. However, all of these ches openings are extremely popular and black is usually well prepared for any of these chess opening systems. What can we play at move 2 and 3 to surprise black and still maintain good chess opening theory and chess opening strategy? In today’s video, we cover the Vienna Gambit which is a great chess opening for e4 players trying to find an attacking but sound response against e5. The Vienna Gambit starts off with the following moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nc3 Nc6
3. f4

The Vienna Gambit goes against the Max Lange Defense in a variation that is similar to the King’s Gambit, except better. The Vienna Gambit is more sound than the King’s Gambit as we have better development of our pieces and our king is less exposed. The Vienna Gambit is a fun chess opening and dangerous chess opening for white. I specifically recommend the Vienna Gambit for beginner chess players and intermediate chess players as it has good chess opening moves, chess opening ideas, chess opening theory, chess opening principles, and chess opening strategy. We hope you enjoy learning how to play the Vienna Gambit!

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  1. There is a really tricky and smart move from black in Vienna gambit accepted. And that is to sac the knight to remove the defender of the e4 square. Well, we can just ignore it and because it is well defended and play Nf3 after the move. But if we take it, then black will be on an attack after Qh4+.

  2. Hi Solomon! Great video! As a vienna player myself I can say that against ….d5 by black Qf3 (followed by dxc3, Qg3, Bf4, 0-0-0) is quite a bit more fun to play compared to Nf3. Personal preference, but thats what I found.
    Many players are super afraid of Vienna gambit and avoid it with Nc6 on move 2, against that normal Vienna game with g3 is great!

  3. I really like your opening videos, because its fast and concrete. Really great job πŸ™‚

  4. Dammit, Solomon, every time I try to stay in my hypermodern Hippo husk, you draw me out into the world of Rudolf Spielmann. Thanks for reminding me that classic chess is well named. Cheers.

  5. What about Qf3 line after Nxe4? I' ve been always seen this move on GM level. Can you please a video on this line >.<?

  6. This is probably the highest quality chess channel on youtube. It’s amazing that this sort of content is free!

  7. Just discovered your channel keep up the amazing work! πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ I love using this opening and you made it so easy to understand the reasoning behind the moves and opened up some new ideas I’ve never studied thanks so much πŸ˜›πŸ˜

  8. This opening is quickly becoming my favourite. I like it even more with you explaining it clearly and thoroughly πŸ™‚


  9. Simply one of the best videos out there for Vienna Gambit. Thanks a ton

  10. Another fabulous video – many thanks Solomon!

  11. i saw both the videos Vienna Game and Vienna Gambit. What's the difference between Vienna Game and Gambit? Both are same or not?

  12. Holy u are so good at chess tutorials, this is honestly as good as Gotham chess’s paid course!

  13. at 14:33, what makes the queen takes f8 check so dangerous that the knight cannot take d5?

  14. Hey, what about if Black responds with Bc5 on move 2?

  15. Hey, what if black doesn't respond with pawn to e5, because that's usually my case

  16. This I my favorite opening, I went from 800 to 1500 using this ridiculous opening hahha

  17. …..and if a hyperdynamic move like nc3 is in the air, we simply castle and we are just playing chess.

  18. Just look at the activity of those hyperdynamic pieces! All kinds of ideas are in the air.

  19. My knights are always ready to jump in at a moments notice. The problem is that they always jump to the wrong squares. What on earth is going on?

  20. Oh no lol why oh why did i see this video lol ok i cant help it,i have to start learning this.Again! Thanks for the video,brilliant chess lol

  21. In the d5 variation (main line), would you consider making a video on the 5. Qf3 lines?

  22. Hye Coach Solomon, what if black opening with d4?should we take the pawn?

  23. Cheers for the quality content once again Solomon.

  24. An excellent explanation which I will indeed watch a number of times. Thank you.

  25. What is the best move on black playing bishop to e7 on move 10?

  26. Can you pls post the Png of your opening?

  27. 4:27 sir what if black moves his pawn to attack our queen instead of moving his knight? Thank you and nice videooooooo

  28. Thanks πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

  29. Hi where are you from? i like your videos. May we play on lichess? What's your name there?

  30. I love playing the Danish Gambit, the Vienna Gambit, and the Scotch Gambit as white. How would you order these 3 in aggressiveness?

  31. Please send some more games on Vienna gambit.

  32. If you lead with e4 and your opponent doesn't respond with e5… is this whole opening off the table? Should you open differently if your opponent responds with say… d5? Or even c5?

  33. I know I’m late but what do u do for black queen to h4?

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