So, let’s suppose you learned everything about the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation of the Vienna Game (including the Böök Trap), and want to finally use this new weapon against a reckless opponent. However, you are unlucky to meet an adversary who likes to derail White by mirroring their moves as long as possible. D’oh! But that’s fine, as we have another trump (with a lowercase “t”) in our sleeves – the Meitner-Mieses Gambit.
1. e4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♞c6 3. ♗c4 ♝c5 4. ♕g4 ♛f6 5. ♘d5
Wait a minute, what is this? Both queens were developed at the fourth move (which is pretty early for the strongest piece on the board), and now White voluntarily lets Black give a deadly looking check at f2? Let’s see how the game continued:
The Meitner-Mieses Gambit is not without its risks, however. If Black plays accurately and defends their position, they can gain a material advantage and counterattack. Additionally, White’s king can become exposed if the attack is not executed correctly, leaving White vulnerable to a counterattack. On the other hand, if you like playing aggressive and risky openings, that can put the opponent on the defensive and lead to a strong attack, you might have just found a new addition to your repertoire.