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Alvise Zichichi
Number of games in database: 72
Years covered: 1956 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2400

Overall record: +19 -27 =26 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B47 B24 B21 B23 B25
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 D02 D00 A41
 English (4) 
    A15 A14
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B47 B46 B41 B83 B42
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B47 B46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zichichi vs Hort, 1971 1-0
   A M Giustolisi vs A Zichichi, 1959 0-1
   A Zichichi vs Spassky, 1983 1-0
   A Zichichi vs Suetin, 1977 1-0

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(born Jul-04-1938, died Jun-21-2003, 64 years old) Italy

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Alvise Zichichi was born in Milan. Awarded the IM title in 1977, he was Italian champion in 1985. He passed away in 2003.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Romi vs A Zichichi  1-0361956ITA-ch18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A M Giustolisi vs A Zichichi  0-1251958Lerici it-ch-ttA21 English
3. A M Giustolisi vs A Zichichi 0-1251959ITA-chTA21 English
4. P Beggi vs A Zichichi 1-0241961La SpeziaE17 Queen's Indian
5. B Rabar vs A Zichichi  0-1161962Reggio Emilia 6263E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. A Zichichi vs Filip  ½-½321963Reggio Emilia 6263B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. E Paoli vs A Zichichi  ½-½511963Reggio Emilia 6263B01 Scandinavian
8. A Zichichi vs A M Giustolisi  1-0351966Rovigo chA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Filip vs A Zichichi  1-0471966Havana ol (Men) qual-EA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. B Kerr vs A Zichichi  0-1631966Havana ol (Men) fin-CE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. E Paoli vs A Zichichi  ½-½581967ITA-ch 28thB41 Sicilian, Kan
12. A Zichichi vs Polugaevsky  ½-½281968Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1A07 King's Indian Attack
13. E Paoli vs A Zichichi  1-0421969VeniceB01 Scandinavian
14. Matulovic vs A Zichichi  1-0401969VeniceB01 Scandinavian
15. Taimanov vs A Zichichi  ½-½411969VeniceA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
16. J Kozma vs A Zichichi  1-0511970Reggio Emilia 6970E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
17. A Zichichi vs R Cosulich  0-1581970ITA-chB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. A Zichichi vs A M Giustolisi  ½-½421970ITA-chA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A Zichichi vs G Forintos  0-1411970Siegen ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
20. A J Whiteley vs A Zichichi  ½-½231970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CA80 Dutch
21. A M Giustolisi vs A Zichichi  ½-½241971CatanzaroB41 Sicilian, Kan
22. R Cosulich vs A Zichichi  1-0511971VeniceB06 Robatsch
23. A Zichichi vs Gligoric  1-0911971VeniceA07 King's Indian Attack
24. A Zichichi vs Hort 1-0641971VeniceB02 Alekhine's Defense
25. M Bobotsov vs A Zichichi  1-0351971VeniceA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
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Sep-07-04  Leviathan: ♔Alvise Zichichi (Milan 1938 - Rome 2003)

A great italian chessplayer (he was IM), wrote many chessbooks. He became the italian national champion in 1984.

He beat several GMs, such as Spasskij, Hort, Gligoric, Suetin and Hjartarson.

When his player career was over, he became FIDE International Referee, member of the FIDE commitee for game regulations and president of the Italian Chess Federation.

Notable games:
A Zichichi vs Gligoric, 1971
A Zichichi vs Suetin, 1977
A Zichichi vs Spassky, 1983
A Zichichi vs Spassky, 1984
A Zichichi vs Hort, 1971

Jul-04-06  BIDMONFA: Alvise Zichichi


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  brankat: Happy Birthday Alvise, my friend!
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  wordfunph: 1971 Venice: Alvise Zichichi finished last but he defeated bigwigs GMs Gligoric and Hort. With an innocent smile he said to Lubosh Kavalek, "the last is first."

A Zichichi vs Hort, 1971

A Zichichi vs Gligoric, 1971

Aug-27-14  diagonal: stats & facts in the italian wikipedia, and a lovely photo of young Alvise Zichichi:
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