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Rini Kuijf vs Viswanathan Anand
Hoogovens (1990), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-12
Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack (C44)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-18-03  Ashley: 10. Bg5 is weak. 10. h3 is better. 11. Qh4 is worse still and loses.
Jan-19-03  PVS: Why isn't this the Ponziani Opening?
Aug-12-05  Jim Bartle: Anand only 10 minutes of his clock to win this one.
Aug-12-05  tonsillolith: What about 7. ... Nxf2 ? It threatens the queen so white would have to take care of it before doing something else. If Kxf2, black can take the knight on e5 and get a pawn and take white right to castle. What is the refutation to this?
Aug-12-05  Shams: <tonsillolith> 7...Nxf2 8.Bxg6! Nxd1 9.Bxf7+ Ke7 10.Bg5+ wins for white.
Sep-29-06  Uzi: John Nunn in the BCM: <If you look in ECO you will find that the game continuation is given as one of the main lines of the Ponziani opening, and ECO concludes that after 10.Bg5 Qd7 11.0-0 Qg4 the position is equal. Over the board, and with barely a moment's thought, Anand played 10...Bg4! and Black was already much better. 11.Bxd8 (11.Qxh7 Qxg5! wins) 11...Bxh5 12.Bxc7 (12.Bh4 0-0 followed by ...Rae8 is also dismal) 12...Rc8 13.Ba5 b6 14.b4 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 bxa5 and 11.Qxg4 Nxg4 12.Bxd8 Nxf2 are more or less winning for Black, but the game continuation was little better and in a couple of moves White had lost a piece. The ten minutes Black spent on this game had completely refuted a main line in ECO!>
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  wordfunph: story of this game..

The game went as Ponziani Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 and Viswanathan Anand played his third move instantly. While waiting for Kuijf's fourth move reply, Anand spend a few minutes trying to remember the name of the opening!


Aug-30-19  YesChess1010: Dominant!
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