Ponziani Update 12

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Ponziani Update 12 
[David Taylor]

Ponziani Update #12
by David Taylor

The game is Lelumees,B - Luik,H; EST-chT Tallinn 1999; 0-1

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d6 4.Bc4 best move in my opinion 4...Be6 5.Bxe6 fxe6 6.Qb3 Qc8 7.0-0 [ a little better is 7.d4 for example: 7...Nf6 8.Ng5 exd4 9.Nxe6 Nxe4 10.cxd4 d5 11.Qxd5 Nf6 12.Qc4 Na5 13.Nxc7+ with a winning position] 7...Be7 8.d4 Bf6 9.Be3? [ more to the point and opening up the position to attack the e6 weakness is: 9.dxe5 Nxe5 ( 9...dxe5 10.Ng5 Nd8 11.Rd1 Ne7 12.Be3 h6 13.Nf3 Nf7 14.Nbd2 c6 15.Nc4 White advanatage) 10.Nd4 Kf7 11.f4 Nd3 12.f5 Nxc1 13.Rxc1 c5 14.Nxe6 winning] 9...Nge7 10.a4? [ even here White can obtain some advantage with 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12.f4 Bf6 13.f5 exf5 14.Nd2 ] 10...0-0 11.a5? Kh8 12.Nbd2 Ng6 13.g3? Nd8 14.h4?! exd4 15.cxd4 e5 16.dxe5? [ 16.d5 and White still has some play] 16...Nxe5 17.Nxe5 dxe5 18.Kg2 Ne6 19.Nf3 Nf4+! 20.Bxf4 exf4 21.Ra4 b6 22.e5 Be7 23.axb6 axb6 24.Rc4 fxg3 25.fxg3 Qb7 26.Qc2 c5 27.h5 b5 28.Rg4 Qd7 29.Qe4 Ra4 30.e6 Rxe4 31.exd7 Rxg4 32.Re1 Bf6 33.Re8 Kg8 34.Ne5 Rd4 35.h6 Bxe5 36.Rxe5 Rxd7 37.Rxc5 Rd2+ 38.Kh3 Rxb2 39.Rg5 Rf7 0-1