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Alberto A Artidiello
A Artidiello 
 
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1976 to 2004
Highest rating achieved in database: 2200
Overall record: +3 -2 =1 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.


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ALBERTO A ARTIDIELLO
(born Jul-22-1958, died Mar-01-2015, 56 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Cofounder of Chessgames.com, Alberto Artidiello was born in Cuba. His family immigrated to Chicago when he was very young. His talent for chess became apparent when he turned into a highly competitive player in his high school team. In the 1980s he moved to South Florida and frequented the Capablanca Chess Club in Little Havana, Miami. He loved playing blitz, especially for small stakes. He was very skilled at blindfold chess; in fact, it did not seem to be a handicap for him.

In conversation, Albert would quote the old masters as if it were scripture. Among his many idols were Morphy, Lasker, Capablanca, Fischer, and Carlsen.

Albert obtained the title of US National Master in 1994 after tying for 1st in the under-2200 section of the 22nd Annual World Open.(1) Around that time, he met Daniel Freeman. They soon became best of friends. While Daniel was forming one of the earliest internet companies (20/20 Technologies), Albert was keenly interested in how this new medium would transform the world of chess. The partnership that ensued eventually gave birth to Chessgames.com.

Sadly and unexpectedly, Albert passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 56.

(1) http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_j...


 page 1 of 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Rhine vs A Artidiello 1-0181976blitzB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. A Artidiello vs D Freeman 1-0232001SkittlesD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Artidiello vs B Babapour 1-0282002SkittlesD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Artidiello vs D Freeman ½-½452002SkittlesB01 Scandinavian
5. A Artidiello vs Onischuk 0-1342004US OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
6. J Berry vs A Artidiello 0-1312004US OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Mar-04-15  vanwely: I found a game I played with him in a tournament in Florida in the late 1980's. I went 4-1, but he was 5-0 and won the A prize. This was the one and only time I snuck into the expert class and I remember thinking this guy must be a real master to handle me like that. I have survived two heart attacks and consider myself lucky. One of my daily pleasures is going over the game of the day on this site. Thanks Mr. Artidiello.
Mar-04-15  GreenLantern: RIP Mr. Artidiello - thanks for co-founding this website.
Mar-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pedro Nunes: I'm so sorry. Thanks for all Mr. Artidiello.
Mar-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Rest in Peace, sir.

Thank you for co-founduing CeeGee.

Mar-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: My heartfelt condolences to his family. May God bless his soul peace in heaven, eternally.
Mar-04-15
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  Check It Out: RIP. Long live Chessgames.
Mar-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kev: I must have met him the first time with my brother Kenny, probably around 1990 at the chess park in Miami Beach. Once I remember he picked me up and we drove to a park by the beach when he insisted we go over all the games played at Linares 1994 from my Inside Chess magazines, he was completely focused on chess, later that year he tied for 1st in the U-2200 section of the World Open. Albert was one of a kind, a very good person, with a kind heart although an unhealthy one. Heart disease ran in his family. He will be missed.
R.I.P.
Mar-04-15  paavoh: Terrible news to hear about. May his spirit live on here at CG.
Mar-04-15
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  Bubo bubo: Rest in peace, Mr Artidiello - and thank you for chessgames.com!
Mar-05-15
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  HeMateMe: <fsr> Do you have a skittles game between you and Mr. Artidiello, something saved from high school days, that you could reprint here?
Mar-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <HeMateMe> F Rhine vs A Artidiello, 1976 Somewhere or other I have another Caro-Kann blitz game that I won nicely. As I noted in my comments to the above-cited game, these were highly atypical results, since Albert was much stronger than I at the time. But of course those were the ones I saved.
Mar-05-15
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  FSR: I submitted my memory/testimonial to Albert here: http://www.vanorsdel.com/obituaries... (It has to be approved, so you can't see it as yet.)
Mar-05-15
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  wordfunph: rest in peace, NM Artidiello..
Mar-05-15
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  FSR: Here is my memory of/testimonial to Albert, which the Van Orsdel site has now posted:

<I was a teammate of Albert's on the chess team at Lane Technical High School in Chicago in the mid-1970s. Albert was a very strong player, and a really nice guy. Our team won the state championship Albert's senior year, and the year after that. Many years later I learned that he had moved to Florida, become a chess master, and co-founded the chess website chessgames.com. That website archives hundreds of thousands of chess games so that they may be played over for free by anyone in the world. It is an extremely valuable resource for many thousands of players, and serves as a memorial to Albert and his vision. My heart goes out to Albert's family and friends. He will be missed.>

Mar-05-15
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Alberto Artidiello.
Mar-07-15  BabsonTask: Very sad to die so young. Condolences his family and friends.
Mar-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: Sad news indeed, with condolences to his family.
Mar-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: < torrefan: <ALBERTO A ARTIDIELLO (born Jul-22-1958, died Mar-02-2015, 56 years old) United States of America>

If, after I die, someone wants to write my biography,

There's nothing simpler.

It has just two dates--the day I was born and the day I died.

Between the two, all the days are mine.

---

One day, like a child, I suddenly got tired.

I closed my eyes and fell asleep.>

Stevens and Pessoa, two great modernist poets (US and Portuguese) used in tribute.

Mar-11-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Nothing else on the testimonials page? Sad.
Dec-10-16  The Kings Domain: R.I.P. A wonderful legacy in creating the best website dedicated to the game.
Dec-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: <The Kings Domain>: well said.
Dec-13-16  The Kings Domain: LucB: Thanks.
Dec-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sularus: Thanks for this site, Alberto. RIP
Dec-25-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: 1958-2015: Shares dates with Emory Tate.
Feb-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bratek: R.I.P , Mr Artidiello - and thank you for chessgames.com!
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