Chess Opening: Vienna Game 2.Nc3 | Ideas and Traps

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The Vienna Game (also known as the Vienna System) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3. The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with 3.f4, but in modern play White often plays more quietly, for example, by fianchettoing his king’s bishop with g3 and Bg2.

Black most often continues with 2…Nf6. Black’s most continuations are 3…Bc5 and 3…d5. The RCA guest coach IM Asaf Givon analyzes the typical responses of Black in this opening. He suggests that White can play this opening to surprise the opponents, because of the unpopular second move, especially in the games with shorter time controls.

IM Asaf also explains the typical plans for White and how he can launch a quick attack on the kingside. Additionally, he illustrates some interesting traps in this opening.

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  1. Fantastic material and nicely presented. Thanks to the channel for making it available for free.

  2. Very useful learning material of Vienna game Paulsen line! Original and deep!

  3. Your already toking inglish thena way you are righting there that is very distarbance so very bad

  4. Nice, one thing I think you should have added is the Vienna gambit with e4 e5 nc3 nf6 F4 which is very strong, and if they play d5 best move you just take on e5 and go into an equal if not winning mid game

  5. In Vienna Paulsen-Mieses variation 11…Bg4 line seemed a bit dubious to white if he/she accepts the pawn. I personally would not go for that line. The variation gives black way too much initiative. A good alternative is 10…Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.d3 and game is pretty even. Now main line continues 12…Re8 and now 13.g4 is a better move as Rook no longer is on f-file. 13…Bg6 14.Ng5 is an often played line among GM's.

  6. dude your voice breaks more than my pawns in the kings indian

  7. I was REALLY trying to watch the video, looks incredibly well explained but those mouth sounds while speaking were way too disgusting for me to keep listening, I'll leave a like cause I really feel that's a good video, but please, try to work on this saliva man!

  8. Thanks for that great summary of the fianchetto version of the Vienna. I was just starting to play this line as white and this video was extremely helpful.

  9. In what universe do you fianchetto the f1 bishop lmfao

  10. I loved and appreciated the knowledge you shared.
    For the record, you are perfectly understandable- Dont let the Haters stop you.
    Do you have any published material on this variation I could purchase?

    Thank you again

  11. The audio makes this impossible to listen to

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