Ponziani Opening

  • #1641

    if our streak does end with our current game, it will be because of conscious decision to play for a win instead of stearing into a dead draw.  That is my point; the game is ours to lose.

  • #1642

    Read nearly the whole thread and it has a really bad karma. Almost the whole thread is about the book, ponz111 and the ponziani group. Can you talk about the opening again? I would really like to learn it.

  • #1643

    ryszardos   There are two good ways to learn about the Ponziani.  One is the book on the Ponziani. Another way is to apply to join Ponziani Power vote chess team. There is a ton of information about how to play the Ponziani in their forums.

    It is beyond the scope of this forum to teach the various lines. However some lines get mentioned from time to time.

  • #1644

    Brian Wall vs Cory Kohler, Round 18, 24 Hour Insanity

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    https://denverchess.com/Games/ViewPGN?id=5131
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    Brian Wall vs Cory Kohler, Round 18, 24 Hour Insanity

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    https://denverchess.com/Games/ViewPGN?id=5135
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    [Event "24 HOUR INSANITY (201312295702)"]
    [Site "Herman home, Colorado Springs, CO"]
    [Date "2013.12.29"]
    [Round "18"]
    [White "Brian Wall"]
    [Black "Cory Kohler"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ICCResult "Black resigns"]
    [WhiteElo "2249"]
    [BlackElo "1700"]
    [Opening "Ponziani: Jaenisch counter-attack"]
    [ECO "C44"]
    [NIC "KP.05"]
    [Time "7 AM Sunday"]
    [TimeControl "Game/30 minutes plus a 5 second delay"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Nd5 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nbd2 O-O
    8. Qb3 Bxd2+ 9. Bxd2 Nb6 10. Bg5 Qe8 11. Bb5 Qe6 12. Qxe6 dxe6 13. Bxc6 bxc6
    14. Be7 Re8 15. Bc5 Ba6 16. b3 Bd3 17. Nd2 Red8 18. f3 Nd5 19. Kf2 a5 20.
    Rhd1 Bc2 21. Rdc1 Bd3 22. Ne4 Bxe4 23. fxe4 Nf4 24. Rc3 a4 25. g3 Nh3+ 26.
    Ke3 axb3 27. Rxb3 Rdb8 28. Rab1 Rxb3+ 29. Rxb3 h6 30. a3 Ng5 31. Rb7 Rc8 32.
    a4 Ra8 33. Ba7 f5 34. exf6 gxf6 35. Rxc7 Nf7 36. a5 Nd8 37. g4 Nf7 38. Bb6
    Nd8 39. Kd3 e5 40. dxe5 fxe5 41. Kc4 Rb8 42. Kc5 Ne6+ 43. Kxc6 Nxc7 44. Kxc7
    Rf8 45. a6 Rf7+ 46. Kb8 Rf8+ 47. Kb7 Kg7 48. a7 Kg6 49. h4 Kf6 50. a8=Q Rxa8
    51. Kxa8 Ke6 52. Bc7 Kf6 53. Kb7 Ke6 54. Kc6

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  • #1645
  • #1646

    A recent voctory from the black side:

    Unfortunately I can not annotate my games lately.

  • #1647

    Kant that looks very similar to a line I played in Ponz says he can refute the Ponziani.

    It would be extremely difficult for even a grandmaster to annotate that game.

  • #1648

    It looks similar to very many games played by many people. 

    I just meant posting some comments.  Lately I can only post comments on side lines.

  • #1649
    kantifields wrote:

    It looks similar to very many games played by many people. 

    I just meant posting some comments.  Lately I can only post comments on side lines.

    Do you have javascript on and is it the latest version? Sometimes it can cause weird glitches.

  • #1650

    I update, so probably if it's dree.

  • #1651

    Statistics for SoliDeo On for: 31 Idle: 0
    SoliDeo is currently involved in a match against Winquitter.

    rating [need] win loss draw total best
    Bullet 2325 8 2 2 12
    5-minute 2130 6 3 0 9
    1-minute 2265 134 96 8 238 2303 (13-Jan-2014)
    3-minute 2149 10 6 2 18
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    [Event "ICC 3 0"]
    [Site "Internet Chess Club"]
    [Date "2014.01.14"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "BrianWall"]
    [Black "SoliDeo"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ICCResult "White resigns"]
    [WhiteElo "1971"]
    [BlackElo "2149"]
    [Opening "Ponziani: Fraser defense"]
    [ECO "C44"]
    [NIC "KP.05"]
    [Time "00:33:52"]
    [TimeControl "180+0"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Bc5 6. dxc6 Nxf2 7. Qd5 Bb6
    8. Qxe5+ Kf8 9. Rg1 dxc6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bc5+ Kg8 12. Qd4 Qe8+ 13. Be2 Bf5
    14. Bxb6 axb6 15. Nbd2 Rd8 16. Qf4 Bd3 17. Kd1 Nf2+ 18. Kc1 Bxe2 19. Ne1 Qd7
    20. b3 h6 21. Nef3 Nd3+ {White resigns} 0-1
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    George Brunton Fraser defense to the Ponziani

    SoliDeo vs Brian Wall

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    https://denverchess.com/Games/ViewPGN?id=5217
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    George Brunton Fraser defense to the Ponziani

    SoliDeo vs Brian Wall

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    https://denverchess.com/Games/ViewPGN?id=5222

  • #1652

    White can play 17 O-O-O!!  and also  8 Rg1!! is better

  • #1653
  • #1654

    Brian I do not unerstand the 8. Rg1!! idea at all.

  • #1655

    I have a game where my opponent played Nxf2 and got a lost position but on 7.Qd5 he played 7...Qe7! and there I am convinced White can get no more than a small edge and this may be a fine way for Black to play. He blundered several times afterwards though.

  • #1656

    A recent game:

  • #1657

    Swan Song For The Ponziani?

    VC World vs Ponziani Power



  • #1658

    Thx ponz!

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