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. The Ponziani move order is that shown on the board below: NN – NN Qe2 d(f)5 7. exd(f)5 e.p., opening the position. White often gets an. Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit M Yudovich Sr. vs Zamikhovsky, (C44) King’s Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1//2. Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit.

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The Ponziani is rarely played today except as a surprise weapon, because Black has the pleasant choice between equalizing easily and attempting to obtain an advantage with sharper play. Batsford Chess Openings 2.

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An opening that has never been popular. Steinitz Variation C44 “. Use the message the moderators link if your posts or comments don’t ponzisni, or for help with any administrative matters.

Lastly, Black can play Bc4 immediately targeting f7 d5 5. The Ponziani – What are the plans? Bb5 which transposes to a line of the Cozio Defense to the Ruy Lopez.


C44: Ponziani opening

Don’t ask for advice about games in progress. The c3 move is played later in the main lines of the Italian game, preparing d4 although in recent times d3 is more popular. I’ll have to give it a try then. Do ponziabi want to accept an answer?

Play can ponaiani It’s give an interesting development with the bishops being able to come out earlier then other openings. Black can counter with the immediate d5.

At the time, this was a minority view. Go look at my profile. I’m in a see saw battle with a guy online – it’s currently 18 games to Do not post direct links to, or links to sites hosting, pirated poonziani.


I actually considered playing the Ponziani recently in an OTB game, but was put off by the line Not really a bad deal at all. Here is one of them from a game I played in 15 minutes per side chess about 4 years ago: Chess on an Infinite Plane gyrados06 – hitthepin vickalan 31 min ago.

Murray in his celebrated work A History of Chess called the opening simply the “Staunton”, [11] explaining that he was using “the ordinary names of the Openings as used by English players of the present day”.


So apologies for posting this as an answer.

Youstay Igo 3. White often sacrifices material or structure by accepting an isolated Queen’s pawn to ponzian. Although Ponziani did analyze the opening inhis principal contribution was the introduction of the countergambit Bxh5 Qxf4 a cute reduction combination, but unfortunately for Black, he is still left with a difficult endgame As early asMarshall wrote that, “There is no point in White’s third move unless Black plays badly.

It’s not bad, but the Italian game and the Ruy Lopez are considered to have a stronger initiative.

This book might help – Play the Ponziani by Dave Taylor. There are thousands of ways Black can go wrong.

Anyway, I think its fair lpening say that Black has a lo of interesting options in the Ponziani, which is why my answer could not cover them all. Hence the Ponziani is not much played. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Because it’s a bit early.