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Pierce Your Way to Victory with Vienna

Updated: Feb 12

e4 e5

Nc3 Nc6

f4 exf4

Nf3 g5


In the Pierce Gambit white opts for a center control over piece development(bishop). Similar to the Hamppe-Muzio Gambit, white might also sacrifice a piece foran accelerated attack on the black king. Though might seem risky in the initial phases, can be played in blitz and bullet which involves high level preparedness to face such an attack.

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Bc4 gxf3 7.Qxf3 d5

A simple move which leads towards equality though white is a piece down.

8.Bxd5 Nxd4 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Qh5+ Kg7 11.0-0 Nf6 12.Qg5+ Kf7 13.Bxf4 Rg8 14.Qh4 Rg4 15.Qf2 Ne6 16.Be3 Kg7 17.Rad1 Qe7 18.Rd5 Kg8 19.Rf5 Bg7 20.h3 Nxe4 21.Nd5 Qd6 22.Qe1 Rg6 23.Qh4 N6g5 24.Bf4 Nxh3+ 25.Kh1 Nxf4 26.Ne7+ Qxe7

White’s attack is thus neutralized and if Qxe7,then Rh6 and it is a lost game.

In the Pierce Gambit, white allows black's pawns to be aggressively advancing towards the white's kingside.In these structures white might even create a chance for a really aggressive attack which might be as a result of a piece loss as a result of the opening.These openings have also been played at the top levels of chess.

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