Foxy 159: The Vienna Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4) - Chess Opening Video DVD
The Vienna Gambit
The vast majority of chess players are in it for fun; chess is enjoyment, and not a professional endeavor. So if you are running aground against 1.e4 e5, then try the sharp Vienna Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4) as suggested by IM Andrew Martin on this DVD. Pressure is brought to bear on Black in unusual ways at an early stage - and there is nothing more enjoyable than getting on to the attack early with White and watching the opponent struggle
The Vienna Gambit is like playing a surprise King's Gambit, and Black will be caught off guard on how to respond. This opening is easy to learn and contains plenty of quick crushing attacks, which can end the game right out of the opening. Reviving old and forgotten ideas in this modern era can be a very effective way of discovering winning chess weapons!
FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin has been recording Foxy Openings videos for over 20 years. He is a vastly experienced chess trainer and teacher.