Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Vienna Trap

The Vienna opening was created by Viennese chess players in the middle of the XIX century.
The idea behind the Vienna Game is to play a delayed King’s Gambit while avoiding Black’s d5 reaction (Falkber Countergambit).

Black has three reasonable options: 2…Nf6, 2…Nc6 and 2…Bc5.

2…Nf6 is Black’s strongest move while positions arose after 2…Nc6 have equal chances for both sides.

Sometimes a move looking obvious is a mistake.

Here is worth remembering Fischer’s sentence: “Chess demands total concentration!”

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