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  1. 05 Jan '10 21:25
    I want to start using the ponziani, but I can't find much on it, can anyone show me a good clear introduction into the opening with the main variations and traps. Wikipedia isn't very helpful since it only gives me the thirst 4-5 moves, how am I to know what to do after black plays the counter gambit!?
  2. 05 Jan '10 21:45
    http://chess-openings-for-beginners.blogspot.com/2009/11/ponziani-opening.html

    only had a quick look but it seems to explain quite a bit
  3. 06 Jan '10 03:20
    I liked these youtubes.

    YouTube&feature=related

    YouTube
  4. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    06 Jan '10 03:27
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I liked these youtubes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOZLHeKWhTQ&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uebPhpnio8Y
    yeah Ive seen those I think the guys style of presenting is good.
  5. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    06 Jan '10 03:38
    Originally posted by GenericPurpleTurtle
    I want to start using the ponziani, but I can't find much on it, can anyone show me a good clear introduction into the opening with the main variations and traps. Wikipedia isn't very helpful since it only gives me the thirst 4-5 moves, how am I to know what to do after black plays the counter gambit!?
    MCO - ver 14 I found to be the best and easily understood. Superb notation from Nick de Firmian.

    skeets
  6. 06 Jan '10 07:35
    I've seen thoughs and they were helpful but not very thorough, never mind I'll look at the other link.
  7. 08 Jan '10 21:25
    Originally posted by GenericPurpleTurtle
    I want to start using the ponziani, but I can't find much on it, can anyone show me a good clear introduction into the opening with the main variations and traps. Wikipedia isn't very helpful since it only gives me the thirst 4-5 moves, how am I to know what to do after black plays the counter gambit!?
    You might want to investigate this:

    http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/Play_the_Ponziani