Ponziani Update 18

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Ponziani Update 18 [C44]
[David Taylor]

Ponziani Update #18
by David Taylor

The game is: 
Woelfl,S - Schumacher,H 1/2-1/2 W-ch M545 corr 1991
Source of the game: kasparov website 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Nb8 6.Nxe5 Bc5 7.Qg4 [7.Nd3 as in Chapter 6 of my book is perfectly playable] 7...0-0 8.Qxe4 d6 9.Bd3 f5 10.Qc4 b5 11.Qxb5 Qe7 12.0-0 Qxe5 [12...dxe5 13.Bg5 is usually played with Black not quite having enough for the sacrificed Pawn] 13.Qa4 [13.Qb3 Nd7 14.Nd2 Rb8 15.Qc2 Kh8 16.c4 slight White advantage] 13...f4 [13...Kh8 14.c4 Nd7 15.Nd2 Qd4 16.Qc2 Ne5 17.Be2 Qh4 18.Nf3 Nxf3+ 19.Bxf3 some White advantage] 14.Qe4 [14.Nd2! Nd7 15.Nf3 Qh5 16.Qc6!? Rb8 17.Qxc7 Ne5 18.Nxe5 Rb7 19.Qc6 Qxe5 20.a4 f3 21.g3 White advantage] 14...Qh5 15.Be2 Bg4 16.Bxg4 Qxg4 17.Nd2 Nd7 18.h3 Qf5 19.Qxf5 [19.Qe6+!? Qxe6 20.dxe6 Ne5 21.b4 Bb6 22.Nf3 White advantage] 19...Rxf5 20.Nf3 Re8 21.Bd2?! [21.c4 Ne5 22.Nxe5 Rexe5 23.Bd2 Bd4 24.Ba5 Rf7 25.Rae1 White advantage] 21...Rxd5 22.c4?! Rf5 23.Rfe1 1/2-1/2