WIN WITH 1. E4 | The Vienna Gambit

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A few months ago, I made a video on how to crush playing 1. e4 and gave various recommendations against Black’s openings in the French, Sicilian, Scandinavian, and so on. In this video, I analyze the Vienna Attack in full depth. It’s excellent for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

0:00 Introduction
0:45 Vienna Gambit e4 e5 Nc3 Nf6
13:40 Vienna OPENING e4 e5 Nc3 Nc6 Bc4
21:40 STATISTICS

PGN:

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 (2… Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 (3… d6 4. d3) (3… Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. f4 d6 6. Nf3 Ng4 (6… O-O 7. f5) 7. Ng5 O-O 8. f5 Bf2+ 9. Kf1 Ne3+ 10. Bxe3 Bxe3 11. h4 Bxg5 12. hxg5 Qxg5 13. Rh5 Qf4+ 14. Kg1) 4. Qg4 Qf6 5. Nd5 Qxf2+ 6. Kd1 Kf8 7. Nh3 h5 8. Qg5 f6 9. Qg6 Rh6 10. Ne7) 3. f4 d5 (3… exf4 4. e5 Ng8 5. Nf3 d6 6. d4 dxe5 7. Qe2 Bb4 8. Qxe5+ Qe7 9. Bxf4) (3… d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. d3) 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Qf3 Nxc3 (5… f5 6. d3 Nxc3 7. bxc3 d4 (7…Be6) 8. Qg3 dxc3 9. Be2 Be6 10. Bf3 Nc6 11. Ne2 Qd7 12. Be3 Nb4 13. Rc1) (5…Nc6 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Qh4+ 8. g3 Qe4+) 6. bxc3 (6. dxc3 Be6 7. Bf4 c5 8. O-O-O Nc6 9. Bc4) 6… Be7 7. d4 O-O 8. Bd3 Be6 9. Ne2 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be3 *

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180 Comments

  1. 17:12 You said no one plays it. But what if they watched this video?

  2. I fuckin love your pgns…. game changing plugging those into chesstempo or lichess

  3. How does this Vienna Gambit compare in effectiveness with the Scotch Gambit? Which is easier to play, with less theory? And which is more aggressive?

  4. You got 1.65M subs now 🤯 we’ll deserved my man!!

  5. Idk how people finds it difficult to remember these moves I mean I just had to re-watch the video 718th times

  6. Asking for the favorite seasons seems for a great way to get community engagement.

    And it's either fall or winter, as long as it's not cold enough for your face to freeze and you can deal with the temperatures by just adding more clothes on top.

  7. In 2022 you have more than 1.5 million subscribers
    U have grown and I hope you will grow more
    Atleast a 10 million subscribers

  8. Came here because I faced this with black and played bishop b4 on move 3 and destroyed. It didn't look like I had fucked up many times so I was taken back when this was from whites perspective.

  9. It's so cool to know that Levy just going to reach 100000 subs while making this video and now he has 1.6 million subs

  10. Winter, I like to play with my dog in the snow 🙂

  11. Hey. Hey, Levi… its 2022. 1.66 MILLION subs.

  12. 19.46 what if bishop check followed by knight to the centre

  13. Anyone have a suggestion for handling the Anderssen Defense against the Vienna? Move order 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Bc5

  14. What if black do this Bxg1

    Cus i play as black piece but my position is white pieceslook like. Like this.

    e4 e5
    Nf3 Nc6
    Bc4 f5
    i dont know this gambit name is as black.

  15. You will never face this.

    Looks at video.

    2.2 million views.

    I will face this.

  16. It is 2022 and 2.2 million subscribers

  17. Some dude tried to vienna gambit me when i played Nc6. I won . But here i am to learn to defend against this ;D.(and use ))

  18. I agree, fall is the best because i's cool like spring but not soggy.

  19. If you try the sacrificial bishop idea, they can simply take the e5 pawn

  20. What if Qe7 after e5? Cant take the knight its pinned

  21. Hey Levy thank you for making all this great content, I'm a broke student and I'm looking forward to being able to afford your courses one day ! have a great day

  22. You could either watch this video or waste 64 dollars on chessly

  23. Hola GothanChess, un gusto de saludarte desde Perú, buena explicación de la apertura Vienesa, muy sólida esa apertura y llena de trampas, buen video, y hay otro que me gusta de la defensa escandinava, un abrazo, sigue con tus vídeos y explicaciones para aprender mucho más. Un fuerte abrazo.

  24. “You will never see this in a game” memorizes this exact line to play it as black

  25. Dang 1.69m subscribers 😮I’ve been watching your videos for awhile and come back to older openings videos just to try something different. Crazy how many subscribers you’ve attained!

  26. Blacks best move in the first gambit accepted iteration at 2:02 is not Bb4 but Be7 by a good margin.

  27. Declining the gambit should be done with d5 not d6. Is stockfish really that bad of an engine that it would prefer d6 here? It's a difference of 0.35 evaluation.

  28. 2020: this channel is nearing 100,000 subs
    now: 1.7 million

  29. Watching in 2022 right before my first ever tournament! You have 1.7 million subs. Thank you so much

  30. What does white do if black plays g6 immediately after qg4 im the copycat variation?

  31. "if youre watching it in 2021 let me know how many subscribers i have at that point" well it's 2022, and it's 1.7million. not even close to 100k. keep it up ♥

  32. Bro my opponent played Stonewall and i lost my knight on move 4
    I hate this game

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