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The Ponziani Opening (1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.c3,) has a sound basis in that White makes an immediate attempt to establish a pawn centre on e4 and d4. However, as 3.c3, is not a developing move this gives Black an opportunity to launch a counter-strike with 3..d5; or 3..Nf6. In Play the Ponziani, Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward present a comprehensive guide to this combative, under utilised opening. They provide analysis of all the main lines, 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 club and tournament players
*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. He is one of the world's leading experts on the Ponziani Opening. Keith Hayward is a FIDE Master and an International Master of correspondence chess. He is a former editor of Minnesota Chess Journal and New Hampshire News Bulletin.
Published 2010, softback, 301 pages.