Chess lesson # 34: A great opening for White | The Vienna Game | Best Openings |

It’s time to learn a great opening for white! The Vienna game also known as the Vienna opening has been used by many strong Chess players in the last centuries. It starts with the moves 1.e4, e4 2.Nc3. Although it is not as popular as 2.Nf3, the Vienna game is a strong opening that if studied correctly, can be a great part of your opening repertoire. I used myself and have won decisive tournament games with it. In this class, I will mention the three top variations you can use as whites, but I will focus on the line that I play myself, which is the line with the fianchetto (3.g3). I honestly chose this variation to discuss in this lesson not only because I play but also because I think it is easy to learn and it can be used against several defenses that the black pieces have at their disposal. If you pay attention and use it enough, you can become an expert in this system and get a solid position out of the opening every single time. Towards the end, you will see me play a blitz game where I use this opening and of course the ideas we discuss will be present in that quick game. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions!

00:00 Intro
00:05 Learn the opening ideas for white
05:40 Blitz game

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  1. oh my god this is literally the best video about this opening.

  2. i like watching your stuff, you go slowly, and methodically . very nice for beginners . thanks a lot

  3. This is my favorite opening for white (and when I get the opportunity to pull off the Vienna Gambit, it's the most fun I ever have playing chess. You can almost hear their gears grind to a halt when they realize what just happened – at least at my lowly peasant rating, haha)

    You mentioned you would like to revisit this opening more in the future; I hope that you get the time to do so! Cheers!

  4. Thank you very much…..I am 73 years old and just started playing chess in May, 2021. it is fun with your guidance…….

  5. I get stuck once my opponent takes my pawn at F2 with his bishop not allowing me to castle

  6. Thank you. This looks really promising. Will report back after trying it. 😎

  7. I've been playing the Vienna(with very few gambits) for a few months and like it. Have yet to try your fianchetto variation. But a few days ago got 2.Nc3 c6(not Nc6)..then 3. Bc4Bc5. Cant do Qg4 and enter copycat because that c6 pawn stops Nd5. Have you seen this 2….c6? Can't find any mention of it as an option but I dont see the flaw in it, but I'm a 1200

  8. Lesson # 34 is absolutely coach, it’s really helpful especially when verbally walk us through your chess games, your teaching method is very efficient … thanks coach… Ricardo

  9. Thank you so much for this I've been looking for an opening repertoire with white

  10. Checked this out as recommended in the Jan 6, 2022 Live Stream. Cheers.

  11. Simplest and Easiest Opening tutorial…I am a 1.d4 player right now, but Vienna is the first opening i will use if ever i switch back to 1.e4

  12. Is there another Vienna Opening video in these lessons?

  13. Thank you so much for the video! At 5:26 you mentioned attacking the dark square bishop with your own and if they take, you take bishop with pawn and open up a file for your rook. Wouldn’t this leave your king very exposed in the middle game seeing as you’ve moved most of your kings pawns?

  14. I want to thank you dear because today I defeated a player FIDE rating 2070

  15. It is all because of ALMIGHTY , and your videos

  16. I am not a rated player , i won online

  17. I played Kings Indian defense against d4

  18. Hey coach. Please expand on this opening. I like it for white more than the London. I also like the intertwining ideas with the fianchetto

  19. Hi Robert, I really enjoy your lessons but I have a question, most of your games are rapid and I wonder if this opening is and others I'm learning from you are adapted to 1 or 3 day games or do I need a different game plan?

  20. Man, you are amazing!
    Thank you for these wonderful and educating videos

  21. Coach, can you do a Vienna Gambit presentation sometime? That would be great!

  22. I'm a beginner but I have to say that I've never even thought about moving a Knight to c3 as a second move

  23. 6:48 why will the black knight retreat , he can easily take f2 pawn n we cant protect without breaking our castling

  24. With the doubled c pawns, why not develop the pawn to d4 instead of d3?

  25. This was a great Version of the Vienna and I will start practicing it myself. Thank you for the great breakdown and explanation.

  26. I like the idea of a system as it means some moves are set. This fianchetto variation of the Vienna looks interesting. I will experiment with it.

  27. Awesome content!!! Just one question. Why does he like those horrible pieces? 😁😁😁

  28. What if the black queen comes to f6 and then f2 checkmate

  29. For those wanting to do further research, I believe the following is correct (after 2. Nc3 Nf6): 3. f4 is the Vienna Gambit, 3. Bc4 is the Bishop's Opening / Vienna Hybrid, and 3. g3 is the (normal) Vienna Game. I've learned the hybrid, but in a later video (as Fianchetto Guy) Robert mentions you can play 3. g3 against the Sicilian, too, and so I'm switching so I can use it for both. I hope he'll give some significant instruction on this. Great videos!

  30. I like your videos. May we play on lichess? What's your name?

  31. Been playing chess off and on for a few decades. Finally decided to actually learn w/books and this series. This is the first time I've ever seen this line. I just tried it and won the first time I used it thanks to this video!

  32. olbill70

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    After watching this lesson a few days ago I switched from the Bird to the Vienna. Today I had my best day. 5 for 5 with the Czech Pirc and 6 for 7 with the Vienna.

  33. Coach can you give me some tips??
    Just losing all of my games while I follow all tips of yours. What am I doing wrong…btw love your videos ❤️☺️

  34. Thanks for lesson 34! If I continue to do one lesson a day and you keep uploading twice a week, I'll catch up by Wednesday, July 19, 2023 😅

  35. At 10:15 couldnt you just put the queen on h5 if he threatened with the skewer?

  36. Alot of love for my side♥️♥️♥️

  37. Why are the lessons in this playlist no longer in chronological order, i.e. lesson 34 is followed by lesson 94.

  38. Thank you for teaching us fundamentally. Your videos are really great to improve our game.

  39. No point in playing such a weak opponent

  40. At 3:01 don't we want to play Na4 and get rid of that pesky bishop? Perhaps that line is tending a bit toward a draw or a more peaceful game, but isn't it strategically better? It's not their "bad" bishop because it's outside the pawn chain, right?

  41. I had 12 hundreds before starting to apply the teachings.. now I dropped under 1 hundred, awful, I LL keep the study up tho'and keep updating the results, untill now by far it s going awful 🤝

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