The Vienna Game is a chess opening that starts with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. ♘c3. It is a relatively uncommon opening, but has been played by several top-level chess players throughout history.
The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation is a specific line within the Vienna Game that begins with 1. e4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♞f6 3. ♗c4 ♞xe4, usually followed by 4. ♕h5, which is one of the early queen charges that actually make sense. The variation contains many lines and sub-variants which are interesting enough to post them as a special article, so I’ll get back to this intriguing opening later. In this post, let’s just look at a remarkable game that shows a neat trap that would be worth adding to your arsenal.
Check a cross-check at the very end: 15. ♖a5+ ♝a3+ 16. ♖xa3#