Chess coach Jay Weigall has published his first Chessable course. It is on the topic of the Ponziani Opening (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3) and you can get it for free here with 56 trainable variations
Learning a simple opening right is often a more deadly force than learning a complex one sloppily. And with the Ponziani Opening, it’s easy to get deadly fast! This old reliable weapon against 1.e4 e5 has been around for centuries due to its practicality and propensity for quick advantages and even wins. But with an infusion of new engine ideas from experienced chess coach Jay Weigall, the Ponziani is more powerful than ever. After 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3, you’ll set up a super center that paves the way for winning tactics or positional domination.
But here’s what makes this mini-repertoire so effective:
♞ Black’s most natural moves are easily punished. Where’s that dark square bishop going? Definitely not to c5, where d4 comes with a super center and some serious tactics for White!
♞ Black’s best tries are met with simple yet tricky solutions. You’ll meet the engine’s recommended 3…d5 with 4.Qa4, setting up a pin that’ll require quite some precision from Black to survive
♞ Countergambits are downright dubious. Leaving one of your pawns undefended will invite Black for some juicy traps…where you’ll likely score quick opening wins
And with just 56 trainable variations to learn, you’ll be up and running with the Ponziani in no time. Coach Weigall’s straightforward yet detailed explanations will make playing the moves very intuitive, so that even if the exact moves don’t show up over the board, you’ll know what to do. His coaching experience really shows!
So take your opponent to a surprise party after 1.e4 e5 – pick up The Devious Ponziani today.
Get your free copy of the Devious Ponziani here