The Ponziani Opening enjoys a long history, but for some unknown reason it has been neglected in recent times. Don't be fooled by its apparently harmless reputation: the Ponziani is full of tricks and catches many unsuspecting opponents by surprise. It's also a perfect weapon for those who don't fancy learning reams of theory.
In Play the Ponziani , Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward present a comprehensive guide to this intriguing opening. They identify the best lines for both White and Black, and highlight the key tactical and positional ideas. This book provides everything you need to know to play the Ponziani in your own games.
- Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players
- Bonus coverage of what to do if Black avoids the Ponziani
- Packed with original ideas and analysis
Dave Taylor is a former United States Correspondence Chess Champion, with an amazing score of 13 wins and one draw.
Keith Hayward is a FIDE Master, and an International Master of correspondence chess. He's a regular contributor for Chessville.com, one of the most popular online chess magazines.
012 Illustrative Games
040 3...Nf6 with 5...Ne7
062 3...Nf6 with 5...Nb8
099 3...Nf6 with 4...exd4
131 3...Nf6 Miscellaneous Responses
147 3...d5 4 Qa4 Bd7
159 3...d5 4 Qa4 f6
190 3...d5 4 Qa4 Miscellaneous Responses
207 3...d5 4 Bb5
265 3...Be7 and Other 3rd Moves
281 Miscellaneous 2nd Move Defences
290 Index of Variations
301 Index of Complete Games