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

Number of games in database: 1879
Years covered: 1620 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 40.5%
   Black wins 29.8%
   Draws 29.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jacques Mieses  35 games
Wilhelm Steinitz  23 games
Alexander Alekhine  22 games
NN  10 games
Frantisek Blatny  8 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Zukertort vs NN, 1877
Najdorf vs NN, 1942
F J Perez Perez vs Alekhine, 1943
P Delekta vs Geller, 1992
Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870
Spielmann vs Reti, 1928
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 page 1 of 76; games 1-25 of 1,879  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-0111620Miscellaneous gameC28 Vienna Game
2. Paulsen vs NN 1-0481858Blindfold simul, 10bC28 Vienna Game
3. F E Brenzinger vs K Brenzinger ½-½551859Correspondence GameC28 Vienna Game
4. H Hirschbach vs M Lange  0-1521861LeipzigC28 Vienna Game
5. Hirschfeld vs O Holdheim 1-0151861MarienbadC28 Vienna Game
6. C Stanley vs Horwitz 0-1241861Manchester CC ch mC28 Vienna Game
7. E Pindar vs Horwitz  1-0251861Manchester CC ch mC28 Vienna Game
8. E Pindar vs Horwitz  ½-½571861Manchester CC ch mC28 Vienna Game
9. Dubois vs Baruch  1-0231866FlorenceC28 Vienna Game
10. Steinitz vs G B Fraser 0-1631867MatchC28 Vienna Game
11. Steinitz vs G B Fraser 1-0531867MatchC28 Vienna Game
12. Steinitz vs C M Baxter  ½-½391867Blindfold simul, 6bC28 Vienna Game
13. Steinitz vs Churchill / Ranken / Anthony  ½-½331870Consultation gameC28 Vienna Game
14. Steinitz vs J Minckwitz 0-1181870Baden-BadenC28 Vienna Game
15. K Pitschel vs A Alexander  1-0271870Alexander blindfoldC28 Vienna Game
16. Steinitz vs NN  1-0221871Casual gameC28 Vienna Game
17. Mackenzie vs W B Haughton 1-02218712nd American Chess CongressC28 Vienna Game
18. Mackenzie vs H D Smith 1-02218712nd American Chess CongressC28 Vienna Game
19. Steinitz vs Vines  1-0381874blindfold simulC28 Vienna Game
20. Steinitz vs G Dufresne / L Schuell 1-0361874Consultation simul, 2bC28 Vienna Game
21. Mackenzie vs H Kennicott  1-05018743rd American Chess CongressC28 Vienna Game
22. Blackburne vs Backhouse  1-0381874Blindfold simul, 8bC28 Vienna Game
23. A van der Linde vs E Dekker 0-1261875corrC28 Vienna Game
24. Steinitz vs W Parratt  ½-½321875Blindfold simul, 7bC28 Vienna Game
25. Zukertort vs NN 1-0161877Leipzig -C28 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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