|Dec-10-11|| ||whiteshark: "Eros Riccio (December 1, 1977, Lucca) is an Italian International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, Freestyle Chess Champion and opening book author . He is FICGS World Champion and ICCF vice-European Champion with the Italian national team.
<In July of 2009 Riccio (Auryn) beats Rechenschieber , the cluster of the Rybka team, a monster composed of very impressive 55 high-speed computers that function as a single powerful computer, and beats the Russian centaurs team, Highendman , which was the only one before him to beat the Rybka cluster." <!>>
|Dec-10-11|| ||cro777: CGM Eros Riccio has one of the best personal all manual openings books. "I am working every day for some years on my book. What I do now that my main lines are well defined, is just watch my lost games (or games where I was out of book with a bad position), and find better moves to add or realize which were the bad moves in book and mark them in red" (Eros Riccio). |
In the game against Rybka cluster of 55 high-speed computers, he was in book through white's 21st move, in a position that has always (100%) won before. At that point, according to the cluster, white was +0.62. "You don't give Eros Riccio that kind of an opening advantage and survive". (Nelson Hernandez)
Here is the game:
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O Ne7 7. c3 h6 8. Na3
c5 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. Nb5 Nc6 11. Be3 Be7 12. Nfd4 Bg6 13. b4 Nd7 14. Nd6+
Bxd6 15. exd6 O-O 16. Nxc6 bxc6 17. Qa4 Nb6 18. Qxc6 Rc8 19. Qb7 Na4 20.
Qxa7 Nxc3 21. Rfe1
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21...Ra8 22. Qe7 Qb8 23. Bc5 Nxe2+ 24. Rxe2 Qb5 25. Ree1 Qa4
26. Qh4 Bf5 27. Re3 Rfe8 28. Rg3 Kh7 29. Qf4 Rec8 30. Qd2 Qd7 31. a3 f6 32.
Rc1 Be4 33. Rgc3 Rcb8 34. Re3 Bg6 35. h3 Rc8 36. Rce1 Re8 37. Qd1 Bf7 38.
Qd3+ Kg8 39. f4 Kh8 40. g4 Bg8 41. Kh2 Rf8 42. Rg3 Rae8 43. g5 Bh7 44. Qa6
fxg5 45. fxg5 hxg5 46. Qa7 Qxa7 47. Bxa7 Bf5 48. Bb6 e5 49. Rxg5 Bd7 50.
Rgxe5 Rxe5 51. Rxe5 Kg8 52. Bc5 Re8 53. Rxd5 Kf7 54. Kg3 Bc6 55. Rd1 Ra8
56. Rd3 g6 57. Rb3 Rb8 58. Kf4 Bd7 59. Rb2 Kf6 60. h4 Bb5 61. Ra2 Ra8 62.
Ra1 Ba4 63. Re1 Re8 64. Rxe8 Bxe8 65. Bb6 Ke6 66. Bc7 Bc6 67. Bb8 Be8 68.
Ke4 Kf7 69. Kd5 Bb5 70. Kc5 Bd7 71. b5 Bc8 72. Kc6 Ke8 73. b6 Bf5 74. Kc7
Kf7 75. d7 Bd3 76. d8=Q 1-0
|Dec-16-12|| ||cro777: Eros Riccio won 6th and 7th FICGS world champioship in correspondence chess.|
By remaining undefeated against Alberto Gueci in the final of the 6th championship and against Ostap Hladky in the candidates final of the 7th chess championship, Riccio will remain FICGS chess world champion for at least 16 months!
Eros Riccio: "These games probably started in the worst moment for me, just a few months after the very important European Team Championship on ICCF had started. When I told my captain that I was starting another 28 games... he was very disappointed and worried, as he had repeated a lot of times to every player of our team not to start new tournaments and to focus only on this tournament. Also for this reason I had decided not to join the new Italian Championship and other tournaments and to withdraw from the Champions League, but unfortunately I had no control on when to start my FICGS games. So my priority was for my ICCF games, and fortunately for me all I needed to do in my FICGS Matches to win was to make draws, and that's what I tried to do in most of my games as fast as possible, and to my surprise my opponents accepted to draw many games quite quickly, not trying to fight each game "to death" like I would have done if I would have been them. This of course only created quick boring games, but I didn't see the point in putting energy in trying to win games myself.... I think my opponents should have done that!"
|Dec-16-12|| ||cro777: Riccio is also ICCF Grandmaster with the current rating of 2629.|
Eros Riccio: "I started playing chess over the board at the age of 14 years, thanks to a friend who told me there was a chessclub in my city Lucca, Italy. I got my first computer with internet connection in 2000, and immediately started playing correspondence chess.
All my ICCF tournaments are going good. I would like to win the ICCF's World Championship at least once.
It is said sometimes that correspondence chess will not survive the decade. But wins and losses still happen even at the highest levels at the present time. I think that many years still have to pass before having all draws in high level tournaments."
|Mar-27-13|| ||cro777: Eros Riccio won the 8th FICGS chess championship... again!|