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Vienna Opening-Alekhine Variation

  1. e4 e5

  2. Nc3 Nf6

  3. Bc4 Nxe4

  4. Qh5 Nd6

  5. Bb3 Be7

  6. Nf3 Nc6

  7. Nxe5

Alekhine’s Variation is a King’s Pawn opening where queen is brought into the attack of the black king initially. This would involve an attack as the black king side has not many major pieces in defense. Thus the attack might prove useful to certain extent though black still has sufficient defenders of the f7 pawn where the attack is at it’s peak.

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Be7 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Nxe5 g6 8.Qe2 Nd4 9.Qd3 Nxb3 10.axb3 Nf5 11.0-0 d6 12.Nf3 c6 13.b4 0-0 14.b5 d5 15.bxc6 bxc6 16.Re1 a5 17.Qe2 Bb4 18.d3

Allowing the bishop to be exchanged for the rook

d4 19.Ne4 Bxe1 20.Qxe1 f6

With this move black has created a unprovoked weakness

21.b3 Be6 22.Bd2 Bd5 23.Bxa5 Qe7 24.Ra4 Qe6 25.h3 Rfe8 26.Nxd4 Nxd4 27.Rxd4 f5 28.c4 fxe4 29.cxd5 cxd5 30.dxe4 dxe4 31.Bd2 Qxb3 32.Rxe4 Qf7 33.Bc3 h5

The bishop and queen are quite sufficient to create a draw as the black’s king is also open and white too has enough counter attack.

In the Oxford variation,Bishop variation,Breyer Variation,Three Knight's Variation, Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit,Alekhine Variationand Reversed Spanish Opening,unlike some of the previous openings these can be played even in longer formats of the game as they are less riskier and positional to be played and hence played more by the high level of chess players.

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