Vienna Game (C28)
1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nc6

Number of games in database: 1196
Years covered: 1620 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 38.3%
   Black wins 30.2%
   Draws 31.5%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jacques Mieses  33 games
Nikola Mitkov  20 games
Bent Larsen  20 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  7 games
Svetozar Gligoric  7 games
Frantisek Blatny  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898
Mieses vs M Brody, 1908
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928
P Delekta vs Geller, 1992
Viakhirev vs Alekhine, 1907
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 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-011 1620 Miscellaneous GameC28 Vienna Game
2. F E Brenzinger vs K Brenzinger ½-½55 1859 Correspondence GameC28 Vienna Game
3. H Hirschbach vs M Lange  0-152 1861 LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
4. Hirschfeld vs O Holdheim 1-015 1861 MarienbadC28 Vienna Game
5. E Pindar vs Horwitz  ½-½57 1861 ManchesterC28 Vienna Game
6. Steinitz vs G B Fraser  0-163 1867 Dundee mC28 Vienna Game
7. Steinitz vs C M Baxter  ½-½39 1867 DundeeC28 Vienna Game
8. Steinitz vs E Anthony  ½-½33 1870 GBR tour simC28 Vienna Game
9. Steinitz vs W Parratt  ½-½32 1875 Oxford blind simulC28 Vienna Game
10. Mackenzie vs N Loverin  1-016 1879 Montreal simulC28 Vienna Game
11. F Riemann vs E Schallopp  ½-½41 1880 Berlin mC28 Vienna Game
12. Ott vs H Charlick  0-125 1881 Casual gameC28 Vienna Game
13. Steinitz vs O Michaelis  1-024 1882 PhiladelphiaC28 Vienna Game
14. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 0-158 1882 Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
15. Steinitz vs D M Martinez ½-½74 1882 Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
16. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 1-069 1882 Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
17. C E Ranken vs A Marriott  1-038 1883 BirminghamC28 Vienna Game
18. Von Bardeleben vs C E Ranken ½-½38 1883 London (Vizayanagaram)C28 Vienna Game
19. Steinitz vs Miller 1-018 1883 Casual gameC28 Vienna Game
20. J Walker vs A Smith  1-021 1884 OxfordC28 Vienna Game
21. Zukertort vs S Franklin 1-020 1884 San FranciscoC28 Vienna Game
22. Zukertort vs NN 1-016 1884 Railway comm. room @ House of ParliamentC28 Vienna Game
23. F Riemann vs Englisch 1-047 1885 HamburgC28 Vienna Game
24. E Schallopp vs Zukertort 0-160 1886 London (5)C28 Vienna Game
25. Zukertort vs E Thorold  1-029 1886 NottinghamC28 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-03-05  Kingsandsquares: Vienna...
Jun-18-05  trumbull0042: "1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. d3 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3" Why not 8...Nxc3? That is not one of the two options for black's 8th move in the opening explorer.
Jul-31-05  cuendillar: Probably because of 9.Qe1 gaining a centre pawn for the doubled c-pawn.
Jan-14-10  pablo333: I could well be missing something here, but after the sequence 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nc6, is 4 Qf3 a feasible option for white? For example: 4... Nd4 might be met by 5 Qd3 (with a view to white developing his King Knight to e2 and a possible fianchetto of his Queen Bishop)?!
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