Play the Ponziani - Taylor / Hayward

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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 the masses of theory associated with more high-profile openings like the Ruy Lopez. In Play the Ponziani, Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward present a comprehensive guide to this intriguing opening. They provide coverage 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 improvers, club players and tournament players
  • Bonus coverage of what to do if Black avoids the Ponziani
  • Packed with original ideas and analysis
  • 304 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Everyman
  • Published: January, 2010
  • The thoroughness should ensure that this is the standard reference work for this particular opening for years to come. The depth means that this is unsuitable for a 'quick repertoire fix'; it will take some time to absorb the detailed material and learn the essential nuances. This book will appeal to players keen to refresh their opening repertoires and who are quite willing to get stuck into a large body of theory.
  • "Play the Ponziani" von Dave Taylor und Keith Hayward kann mit Schulenglisch gut verstanden werden. Ein empfehlenswertes Werk mit zahlreichen innovativen Inhalten." A book with a lot of innovative content. Recommended.
  • Tired of always playing the Ruy Lopez or the Italian Game ? Try the Ponziani. Old but reliable ! After reading this book you know everything about this interesting opening. - Bab Wilders Nederlands Dagblad
  • Obviously the authors prepared thoroughly for the book, but also seem to have a keen interest in expanding the reputation of the opening. So, for anyone interested in going a bit out of the way in their opening studies this is a great book to have. For anyone looking to step away from the "Spanish Torture," it will work also! - Bill McGeary

Series: Play The:

Series: Everyman Publishing

Opening: The Ruy Lopez

Opening: The Ponziani

Opening: Italian Game

Opening: Caro Kann

Chess Books

Author: Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward

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