Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Bc5

Vienna Game
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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5

2...Bc5 edit

Anderssen Defence edit

This move allows White to immediately go after the bishop with 3. Na4?!, but that allows Black to take advantage of the undefended a4-knight using the Hamppe-Meitner sacrifice 3...Bxf2+!, named after the Immortal Draw (Hamppe-Meitner, Vienna 1872) Kxf2 Qh4+. It is premature to derail the knight on the rim like this when Black doesn't have any other piece out.

The game continued: Kxf2 Qh4+ Ke3 Qf4+ Kd3 d5 Kc3 Qxe4 Kb3 Na6 a3 Qxa4+!! Kxa4 Nc5+ Kb4 a5+! Kxc5 Ne7 Bb5+ Kd8 Bc6 b6+ Kb5 Nxc6 Kxc6 Bb7+ Kb5 Ba6+ Kc6 Bb7+. 1/2-1/2[1].

The simple 3. Nf3 gives White a slight advantage, though.[2]

Theory table edit

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1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5

Hamppe-Meitner Motif Na4?!

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References edit

  2. Goeller, Michael. "The Hamppe - Meitner Motif". Kenilworth Chess Club. Retrieved 10 August 2015.