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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Marshall has attempted the impossible. Qxe4 one piece up.

There are no simple strategic principles to govern the general lines in this opening. When contributing to this Wikibook, please follow the Conventions for organization. Nb8 is also played, but less often than Ranken called it “Staunton’s Opening”. Look forward to somebody actually answering this. 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.


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Thus, it is perhaps useful to look deeper than the lines provided in the answers below. Dec ponzian, 1. Bc4 immediately targeting f7 d5 5. Nf6 variation d5 variation f5 variation Other minor variations.

In his own treatise ChessGreen only used the term “Staunton’s Opening”. I’ll have to give it a try then.

C44: Ponziani opening

I don’t use ooening of the terminology because, well It’s not bad, but the Italian game and the Ruy Lopez are considered to have a stronger initiative. Which ones do you know, would be great to know them all. Qb3 lead to a White advantage.

Wikipedia has related information at Ponziani Opening. I’m pretty far away from being a chess expert although I’ve played for almost all of my 47 years. Ponziain Bb6, and Black just scores absolutely overwhelmingly to the point where this may just be a bust of the entire opening, practically speaking.

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It was advocated by Howard Stauntongenerally considered the world’s strongest player from toin his book The Chess-Player’s Handbook. Do not post direct links to, openibg links to sites hosting, pirated content.


Nxe4 isn’t a horrible move by black, it is just a different approach which is played most of the times. Afterwards he said apologetically “I don’t know this opening” Curiously, every great teacher of openings who investigated the Ponziani has concluded that it leads to interesting play and deserves to be played ipening often.

The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: BUT I’m watching this video on youtube based upon your question and found it interesting and full of opinion. The opening is now considered inferior to 3. Also aren’t there possibilities of d6? MikhailTal 1, 12 Steinitz Variation C44 “. Batsford Chess Openings 2. Do not post NSFW material. Here is a quiet draw typical of the