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


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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  1. In 2023, you're not doing bad 2.38m subs.

  2. each time I watch this, I find something I missed – honestly video brilliantly done

  3. What can you do if black plays f6 after I develop my knight

  4. Okay now I just need to remember all these variations, wish me luck

  5. It‘s not 2021 but your channel has 2.4 million subscribers.

  6. first game with vienna i won lmao, 550 rating but doesnt matter

  7. Hey levy it’s 2022 and you now have 2.4 mil subs 🎉

  8. Wait so…. e4 e5 nc3 nf6 f4 d5 fxe5 Nxe4 Qf3 Nc6 Bb5 Bc5 then what

  9. I'm watching January 2023 and from 200 subs to 2.41m 🙂

  10. can they play nf6 then nc6 and the same things will happen?

  11. ‘Nearing 100k’ in 2020. Now over 2 million subs in 2023. Crazy growth. Congrats @GothamChess! 22:00

  12. Tried this 100 times and each time the bishop moves 2 after matching king pawn. I don’t get how to play that variation. Not often are they not just countering with bishop 2 move

  13. If bishop takes check instead queen, what do you do?

  14. 2.55 Milly from >200k 2yrs ago Congrats my guy! 👏

  15. There is a nice trap with the pawn to g5 after you take and sac the knight. You use bishop to check king. King takes because if he doesnt its a linear checkmate with queen. Then you take f4 pawn with rook putting them in check again……. and again, they cannot move back to where they were or its another liner checkmate. So they play knight f6 to block king then you push your e pawn forward taking advantage of the pin on the knight, blacks most played move is bishop to e7 which is a blunder btw. Because after pawn takes black cannot stop an inevitable checkmate after queen h5 then advancing your e pawn will trap his queen in her hole and its time to resign for black. After queen e 5 check mate

  16. Man that's crazy listening to you say that you're almost at 100k subs when it was only two years ago.. Meanwhile at the beggining of 2023 you have already 2,5 fucking million subs! That's insane.


  18. am i the only one who agrees that levy is the best chess content creator in the entire universe

  19. "I'm now nearing 100k [subscribers]". You're at 2.5 Million now Levy. So proud of you.

  20. what if it at 11:28 the qxe5 instead of qxc2, just asking incase the opponent doesn't see qxc2

  21. I don't use engines to study….I've got Levy.

    Thanks for the great content. I watch and re-watch many of your videos.

  22. Most beginners would play the copycat version which is at 14:47 so I would recommend studying the theories on it

  23. Him being happy with 100k and now having 2.5million has made my day

  24. this is a copied comment, just commenting so its on top for me when i revisit the video.

    2… Nf6 – Vienna gambit

    Accepted (f4) 1:33

    Declined (Nc6) 2:41

    Declined (d6) 3:41

    Main line 4:27

    5. d3 (not recommended) 5:17

    5. Qf3 (recommended) 7:19

    Nxc3 7:47 (b pawn)

    6. bxc3 8:21

    c5 9:20

    5… Nc6 10:13 (d pawn)

    7… Qh4+ 11:21

    5… f5 12:05 (b pawn)

    8… dxc3 12:24

    9… g6 13:00

    2… Nc6 14:42

    Copycat (Bc5)

    Qf6 14:57

    g6 17:22

    Kf8 17:52

    3… Nf6 18:06

    Bc5 18:43

    6… Ng4

    0-0 19:40

    6… Bg4 20:34

    3… d6 21:25

  25. Watching this now is amazing… 22:08 Levy talks about having 100k, now he has 2.52 million subs… wow

  26. i am gonna watch it again n again to inhibit it into my blood..

  27. 2023 subscriber count 2.54 million subs
    love you and your work levy i love all your tutorials ty

  28. "It is very rare to surprise your opponent on the second move"
    Plays Ke2
    Bongcloud go brrrr

  29. I’m not writing in 2021 but 2023 and you’re definetly doing good😂

  30. Anderssen defense? I see other videos on it, but would love to hear it in your teaching style.

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