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Benjamin Finegold vs David Moody
Motor City Open (1983), East Detroit, MI USA, rd 3, Nov-26
Ponziani Opening: Ponziani Countergambit (C44)  ·  1-0

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Jun-03-12
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  FSR: This game, which I submitted, is of some theoretical importance (to the extent that anything in the Ponziani can be of theoretical importance, anyway). 3...f5!? is an interesting and very sharp sideline. Usually White plays the natural 4.d4 - Opening Explorer - as in, for example, Nakamura vs J Becerra-Rivero, 2007, won brilliantly by Black. Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward in their book <Play the Ponziani> advocate the unusual 4.exf5!, citing this game as one basis for doing so. Finegold's 5.Nd4! is a big improvement on the abject 5.Ng1?, as in Blackburne vs J Robey, 1862, the only other game in the database that reached the position after Black's fourth move.
May-24-14  Marmot PFL: <Finegold's 5.Nd4! is a big improvement on the abject 5.Ng1?>

As is 5...Nf6 for black, preventing 6 Qh5+.

Up to 1982 or so it was usually possible to draw with Ben just by playing a quiet, solid variation. He would get bored and want to go play video games instead. After that he got serious about chess.

Dec-01-18
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  Domdaniel: Oh, <Phony>. This reminds me of all the games I've lost against master-level opponents, having taken them by surprise and won in a chaotic earlier game.

They tended to destroy me in the next game. And to continue doing so.

Dec-02-18  Saniyat24: Phony Ponziani...!

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