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Mario Napolitano
M Napolitano 
Number of games in database: 97
Years covered: 1935 to 1984
Overall record: +31 -43 =23 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B07 Pirc (4 games)
B58 Sicilian (3 games)
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B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4 (3 games)
D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (3 games)
E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (2 games)
D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation (2 games)
D85 Grunfeld (2 games)
E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical (2 games)
E73 King's Indian (2 games)

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(born Feb-10-1910, died Oct-31-1995, 85 years old) Italy

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Dr Mario Napolitano was born in Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy. Awarded the GMC title in 1953, he finished 2nd= with Harald Malmgren behind Cecil John Seddon Purdy in the 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950) - (1956). He passed away in Florence in 1995.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Napolitano vs M Romi  0-138 1935 Firenze Camp. Ital.D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. M Napolitano vs V Winz 0-132 1935 OlympiadA44 Old Benoni Defense
3. P Rethy vs M Napolitano  ½-½78 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. M Napolitano vs C H Maderna  0-138 1935 OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. T G Cranston vs M Napolitano  ½-½47 1935 Warsaw ol (Men)D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Krumins vs M Napolitano  ½-½121 1935 OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Napolitano vs A Staehelin  ½-½48 1935 OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
8. I Koenig vs M Napolitano  ½-½59 1935 OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
9. M Napolitano vs H Mueller  0-146 1935 OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
10. M Napolitano vs Keres 1-031 1936 corrD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Napolitano vs L Laurine  0-143 1936 Munich OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
12. M Napolitano vs E Heilimo 1-017 1936 Munich OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. I Koenig vs M Napolitano  0-149 1936 Munich OlympiadB58 Sicilian
14. A Kiprov vs M Napolitano  0-152 1936 Munich OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
15. C Poulsen vs M Napolitano  0-130 1937 7th olm finalB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. M Napolitano vs Prins  1-059 1937 7th olm finalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. M Napolitano vs Stoltz  1-046 1937 7th olm finalE16 Queen's Indian
18. M Napolitano vs A Gulbrandsen  1-044 1937 7th olm finalD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. B Kostic vs M Napolitano  1-063 1937 7th olm finalB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. Guimard vs M Napolitano 1-023 1937 7th olm finalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Siveri vs M Napolitano  0-126 1942 crD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Napolitano vs Stoltz 1-036 1942 MunichA13 English
23. Alekhine vs M Napolitano 1-069 1942 MunichB56 Sicilian
24. M Napolitano vs Foltys  ½-½30 1942 MunichD95 Grunfeld
25. Rellstab vs M Napolitano  1-059 1942 MunichD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Feb-10-06  BIDMONFA: Mario Napolitano


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  TheAlchemist: <Dr Mario Napolitano was born on the 10th of February 1910 in Acquaviva delle Fonti, Italy>

He should have been born in Napoli.

Feb-10-06  THE pawn: GMC title? isn't it a Truck company? (''General motors of Canada'' or something like that.) What does it stand for? Grandmaster candidate?
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  TheAlchemist: <THE pawn> Probably GM of correspondence chess or something, you see he was 2nd in the world championship
Dec-12-06  Karpova: Related to Giorgio Napolitano (who was indeed born in Napoli)?
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  WannaBe: They named an ice cream after him?
Dec-12-06  setebos: Yeah because he got licked so many times :)
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  Benzol: He was very nearly the First Correspondence World Champion.
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  syracrophy: Is he still alive?
Dec-25-06  Prugno: Unfortunately not, he died in 1995 I believe.
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  Benzol: <THE pawn> The GMC title stands for Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess.
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  whiteshark: Chi va Piano, va sano e va lontano.
Nov-26-14  ljfyffe: Member of 6th place Italian team in the CC Olympiad I (1949-1952) Final.
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  HeMateMe: Makes me think about ice cream.
Dec-23-14  ljfyffe: PLaced 11th in Munich (first European Championship), won by Alekhine.
Jul-17-15  ljfyffe: 8 and a half points out of possible14: IFSB correspondence league tournament 1936-8. 7 and a half of 13 in 1937-8.
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