|Feb-23-04|| ||zorro: I think Michele is highly underrated. If he had time to train with a strong Gm he could easily go up 2600. What is more he is a fantastic annotator. His column in the italian mag "Torre & Cavallo" is one of the best things ever published in Italy for years. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: i agree with you, zorro. i once saw a game of him against julian hodgson. he won with black in impressive style. he defended so well and cold-blooded! doesn't seem to be in the database. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: i found the game i referred to ansd sbmitted it. i hope we will find it in here soon |
|Dec-14-04|| ||zorro: <karpova> Thank you for submitting that great game. What a cold blood of him! |
|Mar-08-05|| ||Karpova: i once had the game analyzed by GM shipov. shipov always called godena "the italian machine" |
|Mar-22-05|| ||Karpova: Godena was italian champion in 1993,1994 and 1995 |
|Jul-29-05|| ||Nobis: <karpova> Can you send me that game? thanks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Oct-16-05|| ||Karpova: @Nobis
Sorry for responding that late.
the game is in the database
J M Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000
|Feb-17-06|| ||Karpova: Great performance by Michele Godena at Aeroflot 2006!
He became twelfth in the A2 group with a performance of 2628|
|Feb-22-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Michele Godena|
|Feb-22-06|| ||plimko: Godena was italian champion in 2005 too.|
|Feb-22-06|| ||Prugno: Very nice to see our national chess hero as Player of the Day!
Just one thing I would like to add about Godena: his incredible time management. For reasons nobody has ever really understood, he enjoys spending 99% of his thinking time in the opening and early middlegame on very familiar positions. This leaves him with only a few seconds for most of his remaining moves, and yet he manages to play most of them at a near-perfect level (only a few of his rare losses are actually due to time-trouble mistakes), like in Ponomariov vs M Godena, 2003 where he was relying only on the 30-second increment from about move 20 onwards. It's hard to realize how paradoxical this attitude is until you actually witness it, I think.
|Feb-23-06|| ||Karpova: <Prugno>
this kind of time management could be the cause for him never breaking the 2600 barrier
|Jan-01-07|| ||plimko: The 66th Italian Championship was held on November 21st-December 4th in Cremona. GM Michele Godena and IM Fabiano Caruana were tied on the first place but Godena won the rapid/blitz playoff.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||Karpova: He'll participate in the International Open of the Fourth Calvia Chess Festival|
|Oct-25-07|| ||Karpova: Great peformance by Godena!
He reached sixth place with 6.5/9
|Nov-28-07|| ||HOTDOG: can the webmaster of chessgames.com add this game to the database?|
[Event "Claude Pecaut mem"]
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Na3 cxd4 7.Nb5 Na6 8.Be3 Bd7
9.Bxd4 Nf6 10.a4 0-0 11.Be2 Bxb5 12.axb5 Nc5 13.0-0 Rfd8 14.Ra3 Qf5 15.Qb1 Qh5 16.Re1 Ne6
17.Bxa7 Nf4 18.Bf1 Rd5 19.Be3 Rxa3 20.bxa3 Bh6 21.Qb4 Rf5 22.Qxe7 Ng4 23.Qh4 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Nh3+
25.Qxh3 Qxh3 26.gxh3 Rxf3 27.Bg2 Rxe3 28.Rxe3 Bxe3+ 29.Kf1 b6 30.Ke2 Bc5 31.a4 Kf8 32.Kd3 Ke7
33.Kc4 Kd6 34.Bd5 f6 35.Bg8 h6 36.h4 g5 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Bh7 Bg1 39.h3 Ke5 40.Kb4 Bc5+
41.Kc4 Bg1 42.Kb4 Bc5+ 43.Kc4 Bg1 44.Bd3 f5 45.Kb4 Bc5+ 46.Kc4 Bg1 47.Kb4 Bc5+ 48.Kc4 Bg1
|Nov-28-07|| ||WannaBe: <HOTDOG> On the home page, right hand side, lower bottom, there is a link <PGN Upload Utility>. You can submit the/any game from there.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||ketchuplover: He's at Reggio/Emilia 2010 1 loss and 2 draws so far|
|Dec-31-10|| ||ketchuplover: Make that 2 losses.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||Karpova: Huge time trouble today. He was down to a few minutes prior to move 20 already while Gashimov had much more than an hour left. In the final position, Gashimov had 57 min, Godena 3 sec left.|
This could be observed in the other games also though he came out being a pawn up against Movsesian.