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Every Move Is A TRAP In The Ponziani Opening | Crash Course

Every Move Is A TRAP In The Ponziani Opening | Crash Course

This is a quick crash course on the Ponziani Opening, which arises after the following moves: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3. White plays c3 to prepare for an immediate 4.d4, aiming to establish a strong center.

The Ponziani Opening is one of the oldest and most underrated chess openings. Filled with deadly traps at almost every move, it allows White to get a winning position in just 8 moves in one of the most frequently played lines.

Watch the full video lesson as I’m present to you all the variations of the Ponziani Opening, including Black’s most common responses: 3…Nf6, 3…Bc5, 3…d6, and 3…d5.

Below, you can find the variations shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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