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Castiglio vs Giulio Cesare Polerio
Casual (1575), Madrid ESP
Italian Game: Classical. Closed Variation (C53)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-03-05  InspiredByMorphy: Although black is up a pawn, and the position may be very defendable, white is far from lost after 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.Kd1 threatening 12.Ng5 .
Jun-04-05  Jaymthetactician: Wait a minute?! CHESSGAMES! Polerio was DEAD in LONG before 1800! Can someone change this to the correct date?
Jun-20-05  deadvlsdy: Is this game unfinished?
Jun-20-05  mymt: <deadvlsdy:> this was played before the days when the whole game was recorded & castling was invented.For more info click on the players names & look at other games they have played with the "little baloons" beside them.
Jun-20-05  mymt: Polerio 1548-1612
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Under modern rules, Black would be in trouble after 6. 0-0. 5... Bb6 is correct.
Sep-19-07  wolfmaster: This must be the only portion of the ancient game they could recover. Polerio probably went on to win.
Sep-05-08  Soinne: 11... h6, <InspiredByMorphy>?
Oct-06-08  just a kid: 6.cxd4 not too smart.
Dec-26-13  Sergash: Here, in the end position, WHITE has a big advantage that largely compensates for the pawn, and might even be winning!

This game could have continued : <10.d5! Na5! 11.Bd3 Qd6! (only move) 12.Ne5! Qf8 (only move) 13.Qa4! Nh6> (or 13...c5 14.a3 Bxc3+ 15.Kxc3! f6 (not 15...b6? 16.Ba6! (taking advantage of the fact that the black bishop cannot leave the defense of the d7 pawn because it would allow Qxd7#) Nf6 17.Bg5! ) 16.Qxa5+ b6 17.Nc6+! (only move) dxc6 18.Qa4! (only move) Ne7 (only move) 19.dxc6 (only move) Nd5+ (only move) 20.Kc2 (only move) Qd6 (only move) 21.Bd2! ) <14.Re4! Bxc3 15.bxc3! (only move) f6 16.Kc2! >

Not a very convincing game from Polerio...

Dec-26-13  Sergash: 9...Kd8??

The king is going to the wrong side! Big blunder that should probably have lost.

A- 9...Kf8 10.Qe2! (threat : Qe8#) Nce7! =

B- 9...Nge7 10.d5! Na5 11.Bd3 Qd6! 12.Ke2! Bxc3! 13.bxc3 0-0 14.Kf1 =

C- 9...Nce7 =

Dec-26-13  Sergash: 8...Qg6?!

Unsderstandable to want to avoid the pinning of the black queen on its king by Re1, but...

8...Nge7! 9.Bd3 Qd5 (9...Qg4 10.h3! Qh5! (10...Qxg2?? 11.Rh2! and the black queen is trapped!) 11.a3 Bxc3+! 12.bxc3! d6 ) 10.a3! Bxc3+ 11.bxc3! f6

Dec-26-13  Sergash: 7.Kd2?

The game Scovara vs Paolo Boï, Spain 1575 (listed in this database), showed the way here :

7.Be3! Bb4+ 8.Nc3 d5 9.Bd3 Qe7 10.h3 Nf6 =

Apr-08-17  Yigor: This Closed Giuoco Piano opening is similar to game #7 Scovara-Boi (1575). Castiglio makes a mistake 7. Kd2? The correct move is 7. Be3.
May-19-21  phenstyle: Position would be about even if black doesn't play Kd8 but blocks with knight...

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