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Domenico Ercole Del Rio
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1755 to 1798
Overall record: +4 -0 =0 (100.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1723, died May-23-1802, 78 years old) Italy

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Domenico Ercole Del Rio was born in 1723 (or 1726) in Guiglia, Italy and died in Modena, Italy.

He wrote at least two books: Sopra il giuoco degli scacchi osservazioni pratiche (published in 1750 under the pseudonym "Anonimo Modenese") and La guerra degli scacchi.

Del Rio is considered to be the founder of the Italian School of Chess.

Wikipedia article: Ercole del Rio

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio 0-1191755ModenaC50 Giuoco Piano
2. D Ponziani vs D Ercole Del Rio 0-1101770ModenaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. D Ercole Del Rio vs Portocarrero 1-0191790ModenaC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
4. De Beaurevoir vs D Ercole Del Rio 0-1111798CasualC30 King's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Anyone know if this is Domenico Ercole Del Rio?
May-23-05  lopium: De Beaurevoir! In French, Beau means beautiful, au revoir means see you! It's like a mix, very funny.... I never saw such a French name nowadays, maybe they changed it.
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  Honza Cervenka: IL GIUOCO INCOMPARABILE DEGLI SCACCHI written by Ponziani and del Rio you can find at
Sep-10-12  Abdel Irada: Ah, old Del Rio. I first encountered his name in _Chess Life_ in 1983, where I saw a game in which he'd trapped his opponent's queen after a passive rook sac on a1. I'll have to see if that game's in the database.
Sep-10-12  Abdel Irada: Hmm. Here's the game I had in mind: De Beaurevoir vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1798.

Good heavens, did I ever mis-remember that!

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  offramp: Goodbye, Sunday Hercules of the river.
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