WIN WITH 1. E4 | The Vienna Gambit

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A few months ago, I made a video on how to crush playing 1. e4 and gave various recommendations against Black’s openings in the French, Sicilian, Scandinavian, and so on. In this video, I analyze the Vienna Attack in full depth. It’s excellent for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

0:00 Introduction
0:45 Vienna Gambit e4 e5 Nc3 Nf6
13:40 Vienna OPENING e4 e5 Nc3 Nc6 Bc4
21:40 STATISTICS

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1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 (2… Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 (3… d6 4. d3) (3… Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. f4 d6 6. Nf3 Ng4 (6… O-O 7. f5) 7. Ng5 O-O 8. f5 Bf2+ 9. Kf1 Ne3+ 10. Bxe3 Bxe3 11. h4 Bxg5 12. hxg5 Qxg5 13. Rh5 Qf4+ 14. Kg1) 4. Qg4 Qf6 5. Nd5 Qxf2+ 6. Kd1 Kf8 7. Nh3 h5 8. Qg5 f6 9. Qg6 Rh6 10. Ne7) 3. f4 d5 (3… exf4 4. e5 Ng8 5. Nf3 d6 6. d4 dxe5 7. Qe2 Bb4 8. Qxe5+ Qe7 9. Bxf4) (3… d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. d3) 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Qf3 Nxc3 (5… f5 6. d3 Nxc3 7. bxc3 d4 (7…Be6) 8. Qg3 dxc3 9. Be2 Be6 10. Bf3 Nc6 11. Ne2 Qd7 12. Be3 Nb4 13. Rc1) (5…Nc6 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Qh4+ 8. g3 Qe4+) 6. bxc3 (6. dxc3 Be6 7. Bf4 c5 8. O-O-O Nc6 9. Bc4) 6… Be7 7. d4 O-O 8. Bd3 Be6 9. Ne2 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be3 *

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210 Comments

  1. What if black do this Bxg1

    Cus i play as black piece but my position is white pieceslook like. Like this.

    e4 e5
    Nf3 Nc6
    Bc4 f5
    i dont know this gambit name is as black.

  2. You will never face this.

    Looks at video.

    2.2 million views.

    I will face this.

  3. It is 2022 and 2.2 million subscribers

  4. Some dude tried to vienna gambit me when i played Nc6. I won . But here i am to learn to defend against this ;D.(and use ))

  5. I agree, fall is the best because i's cool like spring but not soggy.

  6. If you try the sacrificial bishop idea, they can simply take the e5 pawn

  7. What if Qe7 after e5? Cant take the knight its pinned

  8. Hey Levy thank you for making all this great content, I'm a broke student and I'm looking forward to being able to afford your courses one day ! have a great day

  9. You could either watch this video or waste 64 dollars on chessly

  10. Hola GothanChess, un gusto de saludarte desde Perú, buena explicación de la apertura Vienesa, muy sólida esa apertura y llena de trampas, buen video, y hay otro que me gusta de la defensa escandinava, un abrazo, sigue con tus vídeos y explicaciones para aprender mucho más. Un fuerte abrazo.

  11. “You will never see this in a game” memorizes this exact line to play it as black

  12. Dang 1.69m subscribers 😮I’ve been watching your videos for awhile and come back to older openings videos just to try something different. Crazy how many subscribers you’ve attained!

  13. Blacks best move in the first gambit accepted iteration at 2:02 is not Bb4 but Be7 by a good margin.

  14. Declining the gambit should be done with d5 not d6. Is stockfish really that bad of an engine that it would prefer d6 here? It's a difference of 0.35 evaluation.

  15. 2020: this channel is nearing 100,000 subs
    now: 1.7 million

  16. Watching in 2022 right before my first ever tournament! You have 1.7 million subs. Thank you so much

  17. What does white do if black plays g6 immediately after qg4 im the copycat variation?

  18. "if youre watching it in 2021 let me know how many subscribers i have at that point" well it's 2022, and it's 1.7million. not even close to 100k. keep it up ♥

  19. Bro my opponent played Stonewall and i lost my knight on move 4
    I hate this game

  20. 2.2M views and no one has still declined the gambit properly against me 😀

  21. Lmao, I'm 200 and I got my first ever mainline as black months after watching this. What an unlucky opponent

  22. It's 2+ years later and whereas you had 100K subscribers when you posted this video, now you have 2.1M. Congratulations! Just found your channel yesterday–I'm retired and beginning to learn chess as a beginner plus. Thank you!

  23. Help i tried to play the vienna gambit then they moved the queen and pinned my pawn to my king

  24. "I now am nearing 100,000 [subscribers]. If you're watching in 2021, let me know how many subscribers I have at that point"

    2022 now, and closing in on 2 mil

  25. Not sure if late or not. Fav. Season is Summer. Chess on the beach is always fun

  26. My favourite season is summer and during summer I like to wear shorts

  27. wow, exactly 2 years and 7 days since this video was realeased and instead of "nearing 100k". Hes close to 2MILLION

  28. I like spring. Slightly chilly weather plus the smell of flowers. Early fall is nice too, but I don't like how eventually all the leaves start to rot and turn to stinky sludge.

  29. What does white do in the copycat when black plays g6 after Qg4? That's the move I run into most often.

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