By Greg Vanderford, Business Consultant

Chess Openings: Attack the King with the Ponziani

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

"The Ponziani is one of the oldest and most aggressive openings in Chess. It has been all but forgotten largely because it is no longer used regularly at the highest super Grandmaster levels.

But if you're rated anywhere below 2600, the Ponziani is a very useful weapon against your unsuspecting opponents, especially in blitz as you aggressively attack the king forcing your opponents to use up more time on the clock!

This weapon is effective for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that very few players know what to do against it, which almost always leads to a big attack for white.

In this course, you will learn how to dominate your opponent with this very powerful attacking weapon!

Course overview - 9

  • Ponziani Introduction

  • f5 Variation

  • Nf6 Variation

  • Knight Sacrifice Variation

  • Bishop Sacrifice Variation

  • Nb8 Variation

  • Tactics in the Ponziani

  • Advanced Pawn Variation

  • Taking Advantage of the Pin

Meet your instructor

Greg Vanderford
Greg VanderfordBusiness Consultant
Hello. My name is Greg Vanderford and I'm a passionate business consultant and teacher. I have spent my entire career learning about, teaching, and practicing business management, sales, public speaking, training, and strategic planning and analysis. My mission is to have a huge impact on my clients by helping them achieve both their short and long term goals in business and life. Whether my client is an individual or large organization, I am passionately committed to their achievement because I believe that our happiness in life, in large part, is derived by what we either individually or collectively achieve through our work, and that building and strengthening positive relationships with all stakeholders throughout the process is one of the keys to success. I hope that you and your organization will choose to benefit from my passion, skill, and experience. Thank you.