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Giulio Cesare Polerio
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1575 to 1610
Overall record: +5 -1 =1 (78.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C53 Giuoco Piano (4 games)

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(born 1548, died 1612, 64 years old) Italy

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Wikipedia article: Giulio Cesare Polerio

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Saduleto vs Polerio 0-1241575CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Castiglio vs Polerio 0-191575CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Polerio vs Lorenzo 1-0321575CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Polerio vs Busnardo 1-0111590UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Polerio vs G da Cutri 0-1131590RomeC40 King's Knight Opening
6. G Saduleto vs Polerio 131590CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
7. Polerio vs Domenico 1-0211610RomeC57 Two Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-04-05  Jaymthetactician: See?!?! Shouldnt it read 1601 instead?
Jul-24-05  dac1990: Once again, we have a man who has apparently found the holy grail.
Jul-25-05  Giearth: Interesting...
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  BishopofBlunder: I wouldn't call a chess match with a dead man a "casual" game, exactly...
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  BishopofBlunder: 'Course, maybe it was a correspondence game? Or distance match? John Edwards could have "received" the moves from the other side and played them on the board for the dearly departed.
Jul-25-05  Giearth: You mean playing with... a ghost, or other etheriel beings? O_o
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  BishopofBlunder: The only thing worst than playing a dead man is getting beat by one. (Polerio was +4 -0 =0 in games in 1801)
Jul-27-05  Giearth: GIULIO CESARE POLERIO born 1548, died 1612... Eerie...
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  playground player: Can we get a bio on this guy? His defense against the Fried Liver Attack really works!
Sep-07-08  myschkin: . . .

In 1575, Polerio, who was nicknamed l'Abruzzese because Lanciano is in the Abruzzo region in Italy, accompanied his friend Giovanni Leonardo to Madrid. He and Leonardo played together as a team, contesting their chess skills against the formidable Ruy Lopez and Spain's other master chess player, Alfonso Ceron. Later the Italians were joined by Paolo Boi , also known as Il Siracusano.

Bio (in German):

"Die Entwicklung des Schach in Italien" (in German):

May-27-10  Polerio: I'm not dead. I'm still here....
Nov-07-14  Christoforus Polacco: The most spectacular gambit - Gambit Muzzio- should be called ''Gambit Polerio''. In Polerio's manuscript there are variants of this. So Polerio was first ! In monography of king's gambit, Estrin and co-autor Glazkov, they use trade name : ''Polerio gambit''. Me too:)
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  tpstar: A Polerio study from 1585:

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White to Play and Win

Apr-11-16  GrandMaesterPycelle: Ah, I have seen this study, didn't know it was that old. 1.Ra8 Kxa8 2.Kc7
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