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9. Qe2, not Kxf2.
from vote chess games - now complete...
another from vote chess
Are these puzzles too hard? They are all originating from the Ponziani Opening here on chess.com
Seems the last puzzle, 4. Bc4+ is objectively better in that it gains the same exchange but develops the bishop and connects the rooks sooner. But 4.Qb3+ has more chance to devastate the oponent, i.e it gives black the chance to drop his queen.
another Ponziani Opening puzzle [from vote chess]
The last one's pretty easy.
Here is a game sequence from earlier in the above game
It's a shame 4.Qxf7 isn't winning because of 4...Nf4!
Carlsen played the Ponziani today and won!!
Here is the game Mr. Ponz
I don`t think Harikrishna had any reason to complain about the opening - he was outplayed in middlegame.
If anything, Hari avoided the best lines for black in order to just play a normal game. Unfortunately for him, that plays right up Carlsen's alley. This game had very little contribution to Ponziani theory.
I still like the Ponziani as a surprise opening.
If Kramnik had played it, it would have been great news for Ponziani aficionados. But since it was only Carlsen, who's known for playing all sorts of dubious openings, it won't be a major story.
Still the game was very instructive. It taught us that to achieve your type of positional bind, you are free to play whatever nonsense you wish in the opening, and speculatively spare a couple of pawns like peanuts. This is a somewhat dubious practice, which shouldn't really work, unless your name is Magnus...
I have rest my case a long time ago with him. The guy is simply enough a genius, and he has some difficulty hiding it.
12/13/2013 - Back Rank Power
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