Ponziani Update 15

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Ponziani Update 15

[David Taylor]

Ponziani Update #15
by David Taylor. 
Source: Kasparov website 

The game is: Dueckstein,Andreas - Mitkov,Nikola Schellenberg op, 1991, 1-0 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.Qa4 dxe4 5.Nxe5 Qd5 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bc4 Qd6 [ for 7...Qd7 Ljubojevic - Karpov 1975 as per Ponziani Update #6] 8.0-0 [ 8.d3 exd3 9.0-0 Bf5 10.Bf4 Qd7 11.Re1+ Be7 12.Nd2 f6 ( 12...Nf6 13.Nf3 d2 14.Re2 Nd5 15.Ne5 White is winning) 13.Nf3 ( also good is 13.Ne4 Bxe4 14.Rxe4 Kf8 15.Rd1 with a winning position) 13...g5 14.Bd2 Qd6 15.Re3 Kf8 16.Rae1 Re8 17.Nd4 Nh6 18.h3 c5 19.Ne6+ Bxe6 20.Rxe6 Qd8 21.Bb5 Kg7 22.Bxe8 Rxe8 23.Qxe8 1-0 Shushpanova - Kuzmina 2000] 8...Bf5 9.f3!? Nf6 10.fxe4 Bxe4 11.d4 [ also very good would be 11.Bxf7+ Kxf7 12.Qxe4 Re8 13.Qc4+ Qd5 14.b3 Qxc4 15.bxc4 ] 11...Qd7 12.Bf4 [ 12.Re1 Kd8 13.Nd2 Bf5 14.Qa6 Be7 15.Qb7 wins also] 12...Qg4 13.Rf2 [ 13.g3 looks more natural] 13...Bd6 14.Be5 0-0 15.Nd2 Qh5 16.Bxd6 cxd6 17.Rxf6 Bxg2 18.Rf2 Bh3 19.Qxc6 Rab8 20.Qf3 Bg4 21.Qg3 d5 22.Rg2 f5 23.Bxd5+ Kh8 24.Nf3 Rb6 25.Ne5 Qh6 26.Re1 1-0