October 15, 2009

Vienna Game

[*See: Chess Openings for Beginners - All Lessons]

This lesson is designed for chess beginners to learn Vienna Game. It is 3 chess videos (Video 1: Vienna Game - General Information | Video 2: Vienna Game - How to Play | Video 3: Vienna Game - Learn This Trap). Video 1 on Vienna Game is located on this page.

Video 2 and Video 3 are on separated pages, and they will open in new windows of your browser. The Vienna Game lesson is also the textual part to read and the .PGN file to download and learn the real chess games, which were played by chess masters on Vienna Game in the year 2009.

By composition, the lesson is divided into the next 3 parts:
I. Vienna Game: Data and Variations
II. Vienna Game Videos: See a Picture, How to Play, and 1 Trap
III. Vienna Game PGN File: Download and Learn Real Games


I. Vienna Game: Data and Variations

Vienna Game Opening Type: Open Game
Vienna Game Move Order: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3
ECO Codes: C25-C29

The Vienna Game chess opening was invented in the 19th century by a group of Vienna's chess players lead by chess master Carl Hamppe. Vienna Game was born as "delayed King's Gambit" with White playing 3.f4. This variation is still being played today, together with some other variations.

Within Vienna game, Black can get good position. To answer Vienna Game, the best 3 moves for Black are: *2... Nf6, *2... Nc6, and *2... Bc5. Black often uses the strong pawn move on d5, which works in many positions of this opening. However, in rare situations White might trap on Black's d5.

The Vienna Game trap on d5 is shown in Video 3: Vienna Game - Learn This Trap... Vienna Game may easily transpose into King's Gambit Declined, Four Knights Game, and some other openings. In general, Vienna Game is very beautiful in play. Also, it can be met at the top-level chess.


II. Vienna Game Videos: See a Picture, How to Play, and 1 Trap

Now, you are recommended to see Video 1: Vienna Game - General Information. To learn the Vienna Game chess opening in a visual way, just click the Play button below:




• If the opening video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.

See also Video 2: Vienna Game - How to Play by clicking the next link:

See Video 2: Vienna Game - How to Play Some Variations
Note: You can find Video 2 at the bottom of the page open.

See also Video 3: Vienna Game - Learn This Trap by clicking the next link:

See Video 3: Vienna Game - Learn This Trap
Note: You can find Video 3 at the bottom of the page open.


III. Vienna Game PGN File: Download and Learn Real Games

Find below the Vienna-Game.pgn file to download and see how Vienna Game works in real games at the chess master level. To read the file, you will need a PGN Viewer Program. See Lesson 16, which explains you how to download a decent freeware PGN Viewer Program. Before downloading the file, please read how the Vienna-Game.pgn file was compiled and what you will see within it.

The Vienna-Game.pgn file was specially created in the following way:

• The file includes main variations and displays how to correctly play two of them.
• In addition, the file includes 24 chess games played on Vienna Game in the year 2009.
• The chess games were selected randomly, all FIDE players rated 2051-2725.

• All the names of the chess players and their ratings were removed.
• The game results and tournament names were removed as well.
• The chess games are shown from the game beginning to the middle game beginning only.

• At this point, the positions were analyzed by a computer program.
• You will see the result of the program's analysis, like this...
• "If White finds a best line ..., Black will be still better at 0.52 pawns."

• The computer program's analysis will help you:
• To analyze who was better at playing Vienna Game.
• To understand how to correctly continue the middle game...

To see how Vienna Game works in real games at chess master level, click the following link:

Download the Vienna-Game.pgn File (14 KB)

You've learned Vienna Game, and Philidor Defense is the next chess opening to learn...