Ponziani opening traps

blunderking2

very instructive games. thanks

ponz111

Attention! ponz is going to address a line which has given good practical chanches for Black

 

ponz111
poucin wrote:
ponz111 a écrit :

 

I think IM poucin is upset as he would not play me in the 4. Bb5 variation  of the Ponziani and he posted analysis of the line rather than to play me and I showed his analysis was not correct. 

Once again, why do u continue to fantasize?

Why should i play a variation which is bad and I don't play?

About this incorrect analysis, again and again, I am still not sure which one are u talking about so i guess all this is fantasy : and if it is real, so what?

I refer to your incorrect analysis in this variation and by the way this was the same variation that you refused to play me when I claimed the move 4. Bb5 should lose. Why should you play the variation? To try and correct your incorrect analysis.



poucin

I still don't see the analysis...

ponz111
poucin wrote:

I still don't see the analysis...

Do you mean my analysis or your analysis?

ponz111

I did not see one game in the Ponziani games given by IM poucin where White made the correct move 8. d3!  It does not matter how many games are shown played with inferior moves--The strong Ponziani player will play the best move 8. d3.Smile

There are a lot of strong players who think that played games by strong or semi strong players mean a lot. But I can see a lot of mistakes in those games and much better moves for White in the Ponziani.

I am not saying the Ponziani is quite as strong as the Ruy Lopez but I have seen stats that the Ponziani scores better than the Ruy. And the good thing is with the Ponziani you have to learn about one tenth of what you need to learn to play the various lines of the Ruy Lopez. 

Pulpofeira

Yeah, but the point with the Ruy, and some other openings, is that you don't learn it to play, you play it to learn.

DeirdreSkye
Pulpofeira wrote:

Yeah, but the point with the Ruy, and some other openings, is that you don't learn it to play, you play it to learn.

     Very well said , unfortunately very few can understand it.

ponz111
DeirdreSkye wrote:
Pulpofeira wrote:

Yeah, but the point with the Ruy, and some other openings, is that you don't learn it to play, you play it to learn.

     Very well said , unfortunately very few can understand it.

Actually this is not usually true. Most players pick an opening they like best. 

Besides, the Ponziani is definitely an opening you can play to learn if you are so inclined.

Pulpofeira

Anyway, Deirdre already had said something like that before me. wink.png

ponz111

fast play game: