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|Sep-21-09|| ||Gypsy: I love how SBC, just in passing, drops profound comments on the nature of games:
<... modern chess proved to be more tactical, and therefore more strategical (as all tactics flow from good positions). ...>|
|Jun-05-10|| ||CapablancaFan122: I recently started reading an openings book by the Turkish author Umit Unkan. In his book he gives the following game between Greco and a certain Marconi:|
<White: Gioachino Greco, Black: Marconi. (Genoa, 1619) 1.e4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.h4 0-0 6.e5 Nd5 7.Bxh7+ Kxh7 8.Ng5+ Kg8 9.Qh5 Bxg5 10.hxg5 f5 11.g6 and mate to follow>
Now, I am not sure if this game is in the database or not. However, considering that all Greco's opponents were NNs, I found it interesting that the name of this player was given in the book. Maybe not all Greco's games were composed?
|Jun-05-10|| ||Calli: <CapablancaFan122> The game is here: Greco vs NN, 1620 Unkan probably meant Mariano Morano but, as far as I know, none of Greco's opponents are identified.|
|Jun-05-10|| ||CapablancaFan122: <Calli> Thanks for the link to the game. <as far as I know, none of Greco's opponents are identified.> That's why I found it very interesting that Unkan has provided a name. I had suspected that the name "Marconi" is stereotypically Italian and thus could have been made up, but a simple "Greco-Marconi" search gives this: (I believe it is in Spanish)|
|Jul-14-10|| ||fm avari viraf: Greco Sir, Nescio Nomen is at your service always but pardon me of my Chess tactics!|
|Jan-14-11|| ||kevins55555: Gee, the NN opponent must be easy!|
|Aug-11-12|| ||torrefan: RIP master Greco. We were saddened by your untimely demise.|
|Aug-11-12|| ||Petrosianic: Yeah, none of us will ever forget that day.|
|Aug-11-12|| ||perfidious: NN certainly wasn't displeased to see him pass on, I'm sure. Had the two never met, there would be a mere 480 losses against NN's ledger.|
|Jan-27-13|| ||dumbgai: Born "around 1600" but has two games dated 1590. ?|
|May-27-13|| ||offramp: RIP master Greco.|
|May-27-13|| ||Fiona Macleod: He's dead already??|
|Mar-09-14|| ||offramp: If he came back today he'd need a couple of hours to catch up on theory then he'd be world champion again. Chess really is that easy.|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Conrad93: Great player + way ahead of his time + domination over his contemporaries= greatest player ever, therefore Greco is the greatest player ever.|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Conrad93: The same reasoning used by Morphy fanboys.|
|Aug-18-14|| ||Ke2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGX...|
|Jan-09-15|| ||Avun Jahei: When I play the Giuco Piano (rarely) I usually play the moves of Greco's game Nr 45 (with White!), for it was the first game I studied in my life when I was a child. At least one time the resulting game was allmost exactly like the historical one|
So I guess - though those games are certainely composed - he too did actually play most of them. Maybe more than once. Because they are, for the most part, just illustrations of common opening traps.
|Jan-09-15|| ||Avun Jahei: Giuoco Piano of course.|
|Jan-26-15|| ||FSR: <perfidious: NN certainly wasn't displeased to see him pass on, I'm sure. Had the two never met, there would be a mere 480 losses against NN's ledger.>|
As you can see from the game list, Greco was so much NN's bÍte noire that he beat NN twice 10 years before he (Greco) was born!
|Jan-26-15|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Superior talent will out!|
|Jan-22-16|| ||Solomon2003: wow 100% incredible result|
|Jan-22-16|| ||offramp: <Solomon2003: wow 100% incredible result...>|
Dear <Solomon2003>, welcome to chessgames.com. I really think you'll enjoy it here. Because it is a chess site, nearly everyone is a bit clever so it is usually a civilised place.
I have read your posts and I think you're going to be a valuable contributor here. Just find a game you like, then comment on it!
|Feb-04-16|| ||Solomon2003: thanks offramp|
|May-06-16|| ||Christoforus Polacco: In my opinion Greco had great chess talent as Anderssen, Morphy and Tal. If it were the ''time machine'' and it was the possiblitity for Greco to work with Kasparov as Gioachino's teacher at the age of 20 - Greco would be very strong grandmaster of modern time. Like Ivanchuk for example.|
|May-25-16|| ||Wulebgr: Someone should compile all of Greco's games and fragments from his MSS. This selection of 79 is paltry. He has close to 200 in his MSS.|
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