The Vienna Game
In amateur games, one will often see openings such as the Four Knights Game or occasionally an Italian Game often with the "trap" response of 3... Nd4. However, games like the Queen's Gambit or the Symmetrical English are not as popular as 1. e4 e5. Or, if they are played, they plunge out of book almost immediately.
So, today, I will show you a 1. e4 e5 opening! The Vienna Game is similar to the King's Gambit in that the f4 pawn is offered up (Vienna Gambit), but the move order is slightly different. Because of this, black doesn't have the 2... Bc5 3... Qh4 threat of mate on f2 because the knight is blocking it. Below is one of the most popular variations, the Modern Variation (3.f4 d5) of the Vienna Gambit.