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Giuoco Piano (C54)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4

Number of games in database: 672
Years covered: 1620 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 36.6%
   Black wins 33.9%
   Draws 29.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Paul Saladin Leonhardt  11 games
Nicolas Rossolimo  10 games
Wilhelm Steinitz  9 games
Adolf Anderssen  13 games
NN  7 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  6 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863
Saint Amant / M.F. de B vs Morphy, 1858
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 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 672  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-020 1620 Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
2. Greco vs NN 1-018 1620 Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
3. Greco vs NN 1-019 1620 Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
4. Greco vs NN 1-014 1620 Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
5. Greco vs NN 1-017 1620 Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
6. Douai City vs Valenciennes 0-120 1837 City MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
7. Douai vs Valenciennes 0-120 1838 Match?C54 Giuoco Piano
8. Staunton vs Cochrane 1-033 1842 London m2C54 Giuoco Piano
9. C Stanley vs E Rousseau 0-141 1845 New Orleans m ;HCL 34C54 Giuoco Piano
10. Harrwitz vs Staunton 0-138 1846 LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
11. Staunton vs Harrwitz 1-055 1846 LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
12. H Buckle vs Kieseritzky 1-043 1848 Paris mC54 Giuoco Piano
13. H Buckle vs Kieseritzky  1-044 1848 Paris mC54 Giuoco Piano
14. H Buckle vs Anderssen 1-022 1851 London2C54 Giuoco Piano
15. Sybil vs G B Fraser 1-051 1851 Correspondence -1853C54 Giuoco Piano
16. Loewenthal vs Anderssen 0-138 1851 London MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
17. S Boden vs C E Ranken 1-026 1851 ProvincialC54 Giuoco Piano
18. A Von Der Goltz vs Jaenisch ½-½38 1852 FrankfurtC54 Giuoco Piano
19. S Urusov vs A Petrov 0-128 1853 St Petersburg m2C54 Giuoco Piano
20. Rives vs Staunton 0-137 1853 Brussels m1C54 Giuoco Piano
21. Mohishunder vs Cochrane  0-121 1854 CalcuttaC54 Giuoco Piano
22. Smigielski vs Anderssen  0-120 1855 BerlinC54 Giuoco Piano
23. H Pollmaecher vs Anderssen  0-139 1855 LeipzigC54 Giuoco Piano
24. Horwitz vs Cunningham 1-052 1856 LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
25. Gouda vs Deventer  ½-½19 1856 correspondenceC54 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-20-04  erasmus: there's something wrong with the picture. This will arrive after the player's have followed the main line continuing with 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4
Feb-28-05  rochade18: it is not really wrong, you will often see that - but if hitting "explore this opening" it will be ok
May-31-08  ruelas007: My favourite opening and the least kibitzed?
Aug-08-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  SamAtoms1980: Opening of the Day, when I have the white pieces this is often the way I go.
Apr-27-10  rapidcitychess: Does anyone here regularly play the Moeller Attack? I thinking about it but I need "master support".
Aug-22-10  rapidcitychess: Well with my flashy new membership I looked it up.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nxe4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. d5 Bf6 10. Re1 Ne7 11. Rxe4 d6 12. Bg5 Bxg5 13. Nxg5 h6 14. Qe2 hxg5 15. Re1 Be6 16. dxe6 f6 That's the popular line, why does it score so low? It seems like a great pawn on e6, his kingside is wrecked, and white has some chances for attack on the king by the h5-e8 line. <Once> again, why does the line score close to 10% for white, 70% for black! Is there a forced win?
May-20-11  janatoli2: <rapidcitychess> there is no forced win and the line is indeed tricky. After 16.... f6 17. Re3!? (idea Rh3 etc.) black has to find 17. ... c6! (and not d5). Maybe it is more tricky to delay the capture of blacks queens bishop and play 16. Re3 directly. But you know that black can also play the solid 13. ... 0-0, right? (What would you play in such a case?)
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