Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Nf6/3. f4

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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)


Vienna GameEdit

Black should not play 3...exf4 because after 4. e5, the black knight has no free square but its home square. The correct move here is 3...d5.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4


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  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.