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Rita Gramignani vs Piano
Ch Italy (w) (1987), Aosta (Italy)
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Nov-02-04  Knight13: The back rank mate. The most common mate Piano has fallen into. Interesting.
Nov-02-04  notsodeepthought: White declined to play 2 Nf3, figuring that her opponent would be very familiar with the Gioco Piano opening... incidentally, after 22 R:e5!, ... d:e5 would fail to 23 Ng6+ and mate next move.
Nov-02-04  Saruman: What about 21.Ng6+? Nxg6 22.Qe8! I havent analyzed it deeply so could someone tell me if Im wrong.
Nov-02-04  notsodeepthought: I'm not sure it would work, because after, e.g., 22 ... B:g4, the knight on g6 and the rook on a8 protect the rook on f8. White still has a strong attack but black is up a piece.
Nov-02-04  Saruman: <notsodeepthought>Yeah maybe thats the refutation I saw it too afterwards.
Nov-02-04  Saruman: How much I dislike the placement of Qc7...Otherwise Qf7 after Rxf8 Nxf8 would be sneaky.
Nov-02-04  Knight13: Oh yeah. 21. Ng6+ Nxg6 22. Qe8 does not work well because what if Black dosen't take the queen? It would help white attack but I am not sure the sacrifice works thereafter.
Nov-02-04  aw1988: Lol "Piano"
Nov-02-04  Knight13: <Saruman: But after 22.-Rxe8? 23.Rxe8+ Nf8 24.Re/dxf8#.> Yes. That would work perfectly.
Nov-02-04  Saruman: <Knight13>Several times this week I have helped you out with problems here. But if you would just take a few more minutes on each you would be able to solve many of them yourself. Of course thats your decision, but I think you would strengthen your game doing so.
Nov-02-04  Knight13: <Saruman> Yes. I know you've helped me a lot and I thank you for it. :). Taking for minutes on each do help me learn and solve. Maybe I am just lazy to do that. Thank you for telling me that. I'll try your way and see what happens. If it really works, then that's a very helpful suggestion you made. If not... Well... That would be... I don't know.... Whatever it happens. <Of course thats your decision, but I think you would strengthen your game doing so.> I am strongly believed in that sentence.
May-30-06  AniamL: Stein-way to go White, laying down the hammer on the not so grand Piano, slowly mounting the attack for the classical Bach rank mate.
May-30-06  AniamL: I'm not sure what the key moves for Piano would have been, but they should have been black and white. Given the opening, this appears to be a Viennese-style piano; unfortunately this is White's forte.
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  ganstaman: Somebody stop <AniamL> before makes him the official pun-master. Hey, maybe they could pay for your premium membership since you'd be working for them...
Jun-01-06  AniamL: That sounds like a really good idea... <cg>, pay for my premium!!
Oct-03-08  Ladolcevita: It could be made for a puzzle from21 ..Bd7,and "piano"is acutally"dumb" in this game.
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: would be fun if Piano played the Giuoco Piano Opening
Oct-07-10  rapidcitychess: I dunno this game seems rather quiet...
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