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Ponziani Opening


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #261

    ponz111

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #262

    ponz111

    from vote chess games - now complete...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #263

    ponz111

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #264

    ponz111

    another from vote chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #265

    ponz111

    another from vote chess

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #266

    ponz111

    Are these puzzles too hard? They are all originating from the Ponziani Opening here on chess.com

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #267

    kantifields

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #268

    ponz111

    another Ponziani Opening puzzle [from vote chess]

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #269

    Expertise87

    The last one's pretty easy.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #270

    ponz111

    Here is a game sequence from earlier in the above game

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #271

    Expertise87

    It's a shame 4.Qxf7 isn't winning because of 4...Nf4!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #272

    ponz111

    Carlsen played the Ponziani today and won!!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #273

    SocialPanda

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #274

    SocialPanda

    Here is the game Mr. Ponz Cool

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #276

    FirebrandX

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #277

    SmyslovFan

    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.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #279

    SmyslovFan

    Agreed. He's absolutely amazing. I'm still waiting for him to prove he can win a match against Aronian, Kramnik or Anand. But what he's doing is unbelievable in this age of ultra precise-move orders that have been researched for months by silicon monster.

    Amazing.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #280

    ponz111

    Here is the truth [as I see it] about super grandmasters playing an opening they do not know--in this case the Ponziani.

    Game Nakamuro vs Rivero

    Nakamuro lost in a very good opening variation [for White] because, simply, he did not know the opening and played a very bad move on his 6th move. There were several moves which would have kept his advantage.

    Today's game by Carlsen.  Unfortunately Carlsen while a genius--does not know how to play the Ponziani--at least in the variation of the game.

    1. Carlsen won playing the Ponziani

    2.  Carlsen won  but not because of the Ponziani

    3. Carlsen did not know how to play this particular Ponziani variation and actually got a bad game out of the opening.

    4. It was not because the Ponziani is "bad" it is simply that apparently when a super grandmaster plays an opening such as the Ponziani--he really does not know theory or the best way to play the opening and he relies on the probability that his opponent knows less than he does AND/OR that he is such a genius that he will win anyway.

    Am, I saying I know more than supergrand master Carlsen? Of course not!

    But I am saying that Carlsen does not completely understand the Ponziani--how could he?  Surely he has not studied it in depth...And from this game it is obvious  he could not find the correct moves in the opening.


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