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Soerensen Secrets in the Vienna

Updated: Feb 12, 2023


e4 e5

Nc3 Nc6

f4 exf4

d4 Qh4

Ke2 g5


Black opts to save his f4 pawn with g5 but white counters the pawn advances by immediate development of his pieces and creating attack on the weak pawns. Though white looses a lot of pawns, it is difficult to counter white’s counter so easily.



1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2 g5 6.Nf3 Qh5 7.g4 fxg3 8.Bxg5 d6

Threatening to pin the knight further hindering white’s play.

9.Bg2 Bg4 10.Be3 gxh2 11.Qe1 Nf6 12.Qg3 Rg8 13.Qxh2 Qxh2 14.Rxh2 0-0-0 15.Kd3 d5 16.Nxd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 Nb4+ 18.Kd2 Nxd5 19.Rxh7 Bf5 20.Bh3 Bxh3 21.Rxh3 Rg2+ 22.Kd3 Nb4+ 23.Kc4 Nxc2 24.Ne1 Nxe3+ 25.Rxe3 Rxb2 26.Nd3 Rh2 27.Re4 f5 28.Rf4 Bh6 29.Rxf5 Rh4 30.Nc5 Rhxd4+ 31.Kb3 R4d5 32.Raf1 Rxf5 33.Rxf5 b6 34.Ne4 Rd3+ 35.Kc4 Ra3 36.Rf2 a5 37.Rh2 Bg7 38.Rg2 Ra4+ 39.Kd3 Rd4+ 40.Ke3 Rd7 41.Rg6 Kb7 42.Ng3 Bd4+ 43.Ke4 Bf2 44.Nf5 b5 45.Rg2 Bc5 46.Rb2 c6

And the game is lost because of the pawn majority on the queen side.


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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