In this video, I give a chess lesson to PogChamps 4 Participant @Fundy on how to play the Ponziani Opening for white. The Ponziani is a simple and tricky opening that can be very effective at the beginner level. Learn more about PogChamps 4:
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the term at 11.51 is "en passant" rule 😀 for noobs like me 🙂 welcome
What type of anylasis is that?
Came here for the cool info from eric, then realized he's teaching Fundy and enjoyed it even more. Really fun seeing 2 of my favorite youtubers have the most unexpected collab
Literally the first person I pulled the queen knight trap off of resigned immediately 🤣🤣🤣
Did I miss the d3 variation ?
I just started using the ponziani and it helped me break my losing streak, thank you for sharing 👍
Good morning, could you help me. Could I send you a pgn file of a game in which I played ponziane. If at all possible, how could I send the file.
Awesome. You rock brother.
12:30 black takes d pawn with Bishop and then castles after white knight takes knight, threatening to pin the Queen if you move the knight
Would you only recommend this for beginners? Or is this good for intermediate and advanced players too? Or is this refuted in higher level?
The beginners opening to beat a WGM 😂
i just figured the name of the opening i've been playing as white for the past couple months and the lessons ive learned on this video filled me with gratitude really thank you so much man
This is the only opening i ever played with white . And got me from 1000 to 1500.
This is actually a really great trap / opening for white because of the many forcing variations this opening has. Most people don't know counterplay against these lines. This opening will surely help me improve as a chess player. Thank for the opening!
Love the video format. Great teacher bouta play this haha
The way eric talks makes me feel like it’s difficult for him to speak
What if they play 1.c5 Sicilian
I tried this as soon as I watch the opening sequence and it worked so well. Just amazing
Okay this seems really dangerous. Thank god I'm nowhere near 2000
5:50 more challenging moves
Is it still possible to play the ponziani if black doesn’t play knight to C6 on their 2nd move?
My problem is that I get to deal with such a opponent that he will make me forget my moves and plans
What if they play f6
You’re the best opening teacher ever
When white forks the black knights – pawn to d5. It's blacks move. They move Knight to whatever clearing the path to the king – white queen to a4. I don't understand how that's check mate? Next move is Black queen to block the king no? Sacrifice your queen?
Going to send this to Levi to help him beat you
Today I have a chance to play with a grand master and I am eager to try this opening
Seriously the best chess education you can get. Thanks brother.
I’m definitely playing this because I play the delayed alapin
I love the panziani… I kill my opponent
Seems like a Ponziani Scheme to me…
Ok I went from losing to stockfish 4 to beating 5 on lichess with this. Thanks Eric
Umm i have a question about this opening cuz i have a game today opponent goes 3…Bc5. What to do when the opponent does that?
Just finished watching one of Fundy's mc videos and then switch to this but I can still hear Fundy, thought I was going mad XD
Another fantastic lesson I don't know what I would do to learn chess without these thank you Lord Eric!
5:29 that's cool . Yeeeeah
Wait Eric Rosen Fundy Crossover what
The Nemo resigning trap! My first game trying it out I won the material using that baited pawn
Speed : 1.25
19:56 The only move I'm worried about here is Qb6 from black (I was going through this with an engine), it's still supposed to be crushing for white, but the follow ups (that the engine suggests at least) seem less intuitive for me to play as a new player.
At 11:57 i think this move is illlegal in chess cause i have never seen a pawn do this i am sure this is illegal and not a legal chess move
If its not someone help me pls
Im stuck in 1600 because of vienna and spanish not working for me. Now trying to learn pawnziani. I hope this works
but how about queen e7 after the knight and 2 pawns
I like your style… someone talks trash sbout the ponziani, then you show video evidence of the ponziani working on that same someone
Hi Eric! Just wanted to say thank you for this amazing video! I've been studying it and using in online games for around a year, with quite some success. And last week I took part in my first OTB tournament. It didn't go that well because of poor time management, but in my last game I finally got to play the Ponziani and absolutely crushed my opponent. Felt reeealy good! Thanks again for all the efforts, looking forward to new great lessons!
I learnt more chess in this 1 opening than every Gotham video combined
eric: u start with e4
that student : wow yeah
So helpful, the ponziani truly is VENEMOUS
Does anyone use this opening as their main opening? Are there any openings similar to this that gives great positional play?