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Relating to the chess opening which goes: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3

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How did the Omaha Gambit get its name?

I was recently playing the Vienna Gambit as white on and was surprised to see a variation called the "Omaha gambit." [Title "Vienna Game: Omaha Gambit"] [StartPly "5&...
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Who is the Zhuralev countergambit in the Vienna game named after?

It starts with 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4, I checked in the 1984 edition of The Oxford Companion to Chess, but couldn't find anything about it. [Title "Vienna Game - Zhuralev Countergambit [C25]"] [...
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Vienna Game: Struggling to find a good response to 2...Nc6

I am starting to pick up the Vienna Game but I'm struggling to find a satisfactory response to 2...Nc6, the Max Lange Defense. The main moves according to theory here are 3. Nf3, 3. Bc4, 3. f4, 3. g3. ...
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Vienna Gambit vs King' Gambit

The Vienna game/gambit goes as 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 .. 3. f4... Why is this considered much more solid/sound than just the King's gambit. It doesn't seem to me that the extra 2. Nc3 thrown in is doing ...
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The Vienna Game: Good, inferior or bad?

I have been taking a look at 1.e4 2.e5 2.Nc3, which is known as the Vienna Game. At this point I have become familiarized with a substantial amount of variations and main lines. The principal ...
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