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Vienna Variation Victory with Fraser-Minckwitz

Updated: Feb 12, 2023


e4 e5

Nc3 Nc6

f4 exf4

d4 Qh4

Ke2 b6


Although this opening seems quite scary to be played which violates all the rules of chess of not playing with the queen in the beginning, there have been quite a few games which have been played at the top level. White’s main idea is center expanse. Any slight misplay by white already is a huge advantage for black as in the beginning of the game, the basic rules of chess have been violated.

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2 b6 6.Nb5 Ba6 7.c4 0-0-0 8.Nf3 Qe7 9.Kf2 Nf6 10.Bd3 Nxe4+ 11.Bxe4 Qxe4 12.Re1 Qf5 13.Qa4 Bb7 14.Kg1 a6 15.Nc3 Nxd4 16.Nxd4 Qg4 17.Qc2 Bc5 18.Rd1 Rhe8 19.Nd5 Re2 20.Ne3 Bxd4 21.Rxd4 fxe3

And white was unable to make up for the weakness already present in the position got out of the opening.


In the Fraser-Minckwitz variation,zukertort variation,paulsen defense and soerensen defense, the rule of safety of the king is violated and the king is not moved to safety. So for those players who really feel uncomfortable moving their king to safety, then this opening is not for you. Though it can be implemented while playing a blitz or a bullet game where preparation is really required while playing this game.


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