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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15 Comments

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

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

  3. Buena apertura.gracias The Chess…Saludos.

  4. Please send some more games on Vienna gambit.

  5. 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?

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

  7. I'm starting to learning Vienna and you break it down very well. If near future if you explain the Wagon Gambit.

  8. I went with watching twice. As such, I am a Vienna expert.

  9. I disagree that 5. Nf3 Be7 is "by far the best move" What does white play after

    1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. d4 Bb4

  10. I have just started opening with the Vienna gambit so this has been a BIG help!!

  11. This is awesome coach!Thanks a ton for making this video. I love this opening, however I struggle when opponent goes for long castle and starts attacking.

  12. Black players can skip to [11:21] 😂 ps: don't play QH4, it's a trap.
    Bizar how that was left out!

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