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|Jul-11-05|| ||marco78: He is living and still an active player! indeed he is the oldest active player in the world and of all times.
I think he got his title ad honorem 2 or 3 years ago.. recently anyway.|
|Jul-11-05|| ||IDestroyChess: There are A LOT of missing games. I have 250,000 games database. Not very large, but with full tournaments. It's called 'Perfect base' you can find it in some editions of Chessbase and Fritz|
|Jul-11-05|| ||BishopBerkeley: Is this the guy that resulted from crossing Enrico Fermi with the Pauli Exclusion Principle?!?!|
(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)
|Dec-16-05|| ||biglo: I see the bio refers to him as an IM and someone says he recently was awarded a GM but the FIDE list on ICC which is a download from FIDE makes no mention of a title.|
I note according to http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... "Paoli become International Master in 1951 and International Arbiter in 1964. In 1969 in Vrsac he missed the Grandmaster title by only half point. But at least Fide gave him the title honoris causa in 1996."
|Dec-16-05|| ||mr. nice guy: Are you sure he's not an Opera singer?|
|Dec-16-05|| ||Karpova: I submitted the kotov-game.
there are some of his games in my Game Collection: Italian gems Part I
|Dec-16-05|| ||stanleys: Rest in peace Enrico Paoli.You will never be forgotten in the chess world|
|Dec-16-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <stanleys> Everywhere I see you kibitz you comment on players who died. What is it with you? :)|
|Dec-16-05|| ||offramp: Perhaps <stanleys> can enlighten us as to the fate of Peter Szekely?|
|Dec-16-05|| ||stanleys: Don't care guys,just trying to correct some mistakes at the database.I wanted to draw your attention on Anna Iodo,there were neither information before,only 4 poor games.She deserves a little more,I believe|
|Dec-16-05|| ||Benzol: <stanleys> You could upload the games that feature in the link you provided on her thread via the PGN Upload Utility facility.|
|Dec-17-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: I have completed a file of Enrico Paoli's missing games and sent it to chessgames.com just now. They will be in the database soon.|
|Dec-17-05|| ||chessgames.com: We just processed and inserted 866 new games. Thank you Honza!|
|Jan-13-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Enrico Paoli|
|Jan-13-09|| ||alfiepa: If match Fischer - karpov 1975 was possible to play the " referee" was Enrico Paoli
Both Fischer Both Karpov was agree on the name of enrico paoli .
A name very very important for the italian chess's world an a "gentleman".|
|Jan-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!!|
|Jul-12-09|| ||Fusilli: <WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!!> Yeah, hard to believe for a grandmaster. GMs lead hard lives, most of them endemically short of money. For their life expectancy during the 20th century, take world champions: Capablanca and Alekhine were born 20 or fewer years earlier than Paoli and died in their 50s. Botvinnik lived 82 years and Smyslov is 88 this year, but Tal and Petrosian died in their fifties. Spassky is in his seventies but Fischer passed at 64. Karpov, Kasparov, etc. were born in the second half of the twentieth century, way later than Paoli... they are subject to much better life expectancies than their predecessors.|
|Jun-28-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I actually met Paoli in my travels while in the military ... |
He passed away about 10 years ago, I believe.
|Jun-28-11|| ||FSR: His bio says he died December 15, 2005.|
|Jun-28-11|| ||Nina Myers: <LIFE Master AJ: <He passed away about 10 years ago, I believe.>> Close enough.|
|Jun-28-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Sorry! I was going from memory alone.
Its funny sometimes how life turns out.
When I was in the military, (to be honest); I pretty much despised my job. Constant movement, the war-games were very vigorous, I had to put up with crap from higher-ranked people and lower-ranked people ... I could go on and on and on. I really hated most of it. (Of course, all I wanted to do was play chess!)
In retrospect, things were not so bad. I got to do a lot of interesting things. I traveled all over Europe, all on the Air Force's dime. (I am sure I have been to most of the major air bases in Europe.) I went to chess clubs and chess tournaments in France, Italy, Spain, etc. (It was during these travels I met Paoli.)
I even got to watch (parts of) several international tournaments. I even once got Garry Kasparov's autograph at a tournament, although I have since managaed to lose the book with his signature. (I used to take it everywhere, and show it to anyone that I met.)
So unless I win the lottery or something equally dramatic, (And I don't even buy lottery tickets anymore, I consider them a waste of money.); I will never get the opportunity to travel to Europe again.
|Jun-28-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <I will never get the opportunity to travel to Europe again.>|
You could build a raft.
|Jun-28-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: UGH! (Sounds like an idea for a <corny> reality show.)|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Penguincw: < Jan-13-09
WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!! >
I agree. Nearly 100.
|Nov-07-16|| ||diagonal: Enrico Paoli has also been the driving force behind the legendary <Reggio Emilia> chess tournament series:|
<Fifty-four editions annually in a row for a closed invitation tournament is amazing, all in the little town of Reggio Emilia.
After two Reggio Prequels, the "Torneo di Capodanno" was created in 1958, and built on the enthusiasm of Enrico Paoli (1908-2005), GM honoris causa. The name was due to the fact that it starts immediately after Christmas to end in the day of Epiphany.
The peak was in 1991/92 when for the thirty-fourth tournament, the organisers managed to reach category 18 (average of Elo 2676), the strongest chess event at that time won by Vishy Anand ahead of joint Boris Gelfand and Garry Kasparov.
World Champions Kasparov, Spassky, Smyslov all did play, but did not win!> http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/431660...
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