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Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:45 am

Ponziani Opening

Ponziani Opening

The ponziani opening begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3. White looks to build up a support for a later push of d4, controlling the dark squares in the center of the board.

Many chess players find c3 to be inferior to both the Ruy Lopez, 3. Bb5 and the Italian Game 3. Bc4. While I will agree that the Ponziani is not seen at the GM level often and is thought to be equal for black, there still is much theory to be explored in the opening and white has many opportunities to come out far ahead if black is not well prepared.


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Be2 e4 6. Nd4
Nxd4 7. cxd4 Qxd4 8. Qc2 Bd7 9. Nc3 Bc6 10. Bb5 f5 11. Bxc6+
bxc6 12. O-O Bd6 13. Re1 Nf6 14. d3 O-O 15. dxe4 fxe4 16. Nxe4
Ng4 17. Nxd6 cxd6 18. Be3 Qd5 19. b3 Qh5 20. h3 Ne5 21. Qe2
Qg6 22. f4 Nd3 23. Rf1 Rae8 24. Qd2 Qe4 25. Rf3 Rf5 26. Raf1
Rd5 27. Qc3 c5 28. Qc4 Nb4 29. Re1 Nc2 30. Re2 Qxc4 31. bxc4
Rd1+ 32. Kf2 Na3 33. Bxc5 Rxe2+ 34. Kxe2 Ra1 35. Bxa3 Rxa2+
36. Kf1 Rc2 37. Bxd6 Rxc4 38. Ra3 Rc6 39. Be5 a6 40. Rc3 Rg6
41. g4 h6 42. Rc8+ Kf7 43. Rc7+ Kg8 44. Rxg7+ 1-0
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:18 am

Re: Ponziani Opening

knightattack wrote:Ponziani Opening

The ponziani opening begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3. White looks to build up a support for a later push of d4, controlling the dark squares in the center of the board.

Many chess players find c3 to be inferior to both the Ruy Lopez, 3. Bb5 and the Italian Game 3. Bc4. While I will agree that the Ponziani is not seen at the GM level often and is thought to be equal for black, there still is much theory to be explored in the opening and white has many opportunities to come out far ahead if black is not well prepared.


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Be2 e4 6. Nd4
Nxd4 7. cxd4 Qxd4 8. Qc2 Bd7 9. Nc3 Bc6 10. Bb5 f5 11. Bxc6+
bxc6 12. O-O Bd6 13. Re1 Nf6 14. d3 O-O 15. dxe4 fxe4 16. Nxe4
Ng4 17. Nxd6 cxd6 18. Be3 Qd5 19. b3 Qh5 20. h3 Ne5 21. Qe2
Qg6 22. f4 Nd3 23. Rf1 Rae8 24. Qd2 Qe4 25. Rf3 Rf5 26. Raf1
Rd5 27. Qc3 c5 28. Qc4 Nb4 29. Re1 Nc2 30. Re2 Qxc4 31. bxc4
Rd1+ 32. Kf2 Na3 33. Bxc5 Rxe2+ 34. Kxe2 Ra1 35. Bxa3 Rxa2+
36. Kf1 Rc2 37. Bxd6 Rxc4 38. Ra3 Rc6 39. Be5 a6 40. Rc3 Rg6
41. g4 h6 42. Rc8+ Kf7 43. Rc7+ Kg8 44. Rxg7+ 1-0
this was one of my favourite openings when i was evolvin,,little used,,little heardof can surprise people :clap:
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Post Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:27 pm

Re: Ponziani Opening

Dragoljub Velimirovic vs Jan Smejkal
Rio de Janeiro izt 1979
Chess opening-Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack
[Result 1-0]


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Ne7 6.Nxe5 Ng6 7.Qd4
Qf6 8.Qxe4 Qxe5 9.Qxe5+ Nxe5 10.Nd2 d6 11.Nc4 Nxc4 12.Bxc4 Be7
13.O-O O-O 14.Re1 Bf6 15.a4 a6 16.a5 Bd7 17.Be3 Rae8 18.f3 Re7
19.Kf2 Rfe8 20.Ba7 Be5 21.g3 g5 22.Re2 f5 23.Rae1 Kf7 24.Bd3
Bb5 25.Bxb5 axb5 26.Be3 Bf6 27.Bd4 Be5 28.b3 Kf6 29.f4 gxf4
30.gxf4 Bxd4+ 31.cxd4 Rxe2+ 32.Rxe2 Re4 33.Rxe4 fxe4 34.Ke3
Kf5 35.b4 h5 36.h4 Kg4 37.Kxe4 Kxh4 38.Kf3 1-0
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Re: Ponziani Opening

Serafino Dubois vs Jules Arnous De Riviere
Paris 1856
Chess opening-Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack
[Result 1-0]


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.dxe5 d5 6.Be3 Bc5 7.Bb5
Bxe3 8.fxe3 O-O 9.O-O Bg4 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Qa4 Qd7 12.Nbd2 Nxd2
13.Nxd2 Be2 14.Rf2 Bb5 15.Qh4 Qe6 16.Nf3 h6 17.Rd1 Rae8 18.Qg3
f6 19.exf6 Rxf6 20.Nd4 Qxe3 21.Qxe3 Rxe3 22.Rxf6 gxf6 23.Nxb5
cxb5 24.Rxd5 Re5 25.Rxe5 fxe5 26.Kf2 Kf7 27.Kf3 c5 28.Ke4 Ke6
29.g4 b4 30.c4 a6 31.h4 1-0
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Post Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:48 pm

Re: Ponziani Opening

Wolfgang Schmidt vs Simon Friedl
Oberliga West /01 2000
Chess opening-Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5 6. dxc6
Bxf2+ 7. Ke2 bxc6 8. Qa4 f5 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 Bc5 11. Kd1
Qf6 12. Qh4 Qxh4 13. Nxh4 d5 14. Nf3 Bd6 15. Kc2 f4 16. Nxe5
Bxe5 17. Re1 Bf5+ 18. Bd3 Bxd3+ 19. Kxd3 O-O 20. Rxe5 f3
21. gxf3 Rxf3+ 22. Re3 Rf2 23. Re2 Rf3+ 24. Kc2 Raf8 25. Rhe1
Rh3 26. Be3 h6 27. Bxa7 Ra8 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Kf7
30. Re2 1-0
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Post Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:36 am

Re: Ponziani Opening

Wolfgang Schmidt vs Simon Friedl
Oberliga West /01 2000
Chess opening-Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit (C44)
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5 6. dxc6
Bxf2+ 7. Ke2 bxc6 8. Qa4 f5 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 Bc5 11. Kd1
Qf6 12. Qh4 Qxh4 13. Nxh4 d5 14. Nf3 Bd6 15. Kc2 f4 16. Nxe5
Bxe5 17. Re1 Bf5+ 18. Bd3 Bxd3+ 19. Kxd3 O-O 20. Rxe5 f3
21. gxf3 Rxf3+ 22. Re3 Rf2 23. Re2 Rf3+ 24. Kc2 Raf8 25. Rhe1
Rh3 26. Be3 h6 27. Bxa7 Ra8 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Kf7
30. Re2 1-0
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Post Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:04 am

Re: Ponziani Opening

Wolfgang Schmidt vs Simon Friedl
Oberliga West /01 2000
Chess opening-Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit (C44)
[Result 1-0]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5 6. dxc6
Bxf2+ 7. Ke2 bxc6 8. Qa4 f5 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 Bc5 11. Kd1
Qf6 12. Qh4 Qxh4 13. Nxh4 d5 14. Nf3 Bd6 15. Kc2 f4 16. Nxe5
Bxe5 17. Re1 Bf5+ 18. Bd3 Bxd3+ 19. Kxd3 O-O 20. Rxe5 f3
21. gxf3 Rxf3+ 22. Re3 Rf2 23. Re2 Rf3+ 24. Kc2 Raf8 25. Rhe1
Rh3 26. Be3 h6 27. Bxa7 Ra8 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Kf7
30. Re2 1-0
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