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Giuoco Piano (C54)
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4

Number of games in database: 983
Years covered: 1620 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 35.9%
   Black wins 34.4%
   Draws 29.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Paul Saladin Leonhardt  11 games
Max Euwe  10 games
Nicolas Rossolimo  10 games
Adolf Anderssen  14 games
Aleksej Aleksandrov  7 games
NN  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896
Saint Amant / M.F. de B vs Morphy, 1858
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 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 983  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-0171620Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
2. Greco vs NN 1-0191620Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
3. Greco vs NN 1-0201620Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
4. Greco vs NN 1-0141620Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
5. Greco vs NN 1-0181620Miscellaneous GameC54 Giuoco Piano
6. Douai City vs Valenciennes 0-1201837City MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
7. Cochrane vs Staunton ½-½351841London m1C54 Giuoco Piano
8. Staunton vs Cochrane 1-0331842London m2C54 Giuoco Piano
9. Cochrane vs Staunton 0-1391842London m2C54 Giuoco Piano
10. C Stanley vs E Rousseau 0-1411845Rousseau - Stanley MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
11. Harrwitz vs Staunton 0-1381846LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
12. Staunton vs Harrwitz 1-0551846LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
13. A Zerega vs C Stanley 0-1211846Carlton HouseC54 Giuoco Piano
14. Anderssen vs Harrwitz 1-0371848Anderssen - HarrwitzC54 Giuoco Piano
15. H Buckle vs Kieseritzky 1-0441848MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
16. H Buckle vs Kieseritzky 1-0431848MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
17. Sybil vs G B Fraser 1-0511851Correspondence -1853C54 Giuoco Piano
18. Loewenthal vs Anderssen 0-1381851London MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
19. H Buckle vs Anderssen 1-0221851London2C54 Giuoco Piano
20. S Boden vs C E Ranken 1-0261851ProvincialC54 Giuoco Piano
21. Staunton vs Anderssen 1-0301851LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
22. A Von Der Goltz vs Jaenisch ½-½381852FrankfurtC54 Giuoco Piano
23. S Urusov vs Alexander Petrov 0-1281853St Petersburg m2C54 Giuoco Piano
24. Eichborn vs Anderssen 1-0301853CasualC54 Giuoco Piano
25. Von Der Lasa vs Anderssen 1-0261853BreslauC54 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-20-04  erasmus: there's something wrong with the picture. This will arrive after the player's have followed the main line continuing with 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4
Feb-28-05  rochade18: it is not really wrong, you will often see that - but if hitting "explore this opening" it will be ok
May-31-08  ruelas007: My favourite opening and the least kibitzed?
Aug-08-09  SamAtoms1980: Opening of the Day, when I have the white pieces this is often the way I go.
Apr-27-10  rapidcitychess: Does anyone here regularly play the Moeller Attack? I thinking about it but I need "master support".
Aug-22-10  rapidcitychess: Well with my flashy new membership I looked it up.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nxe4 8. O-O Bxc3 9. d5 Bf6 10. Re1 Ne7 11. Rxe4 d6 12. Bg5 Bxg5 13. Nxg5 h6 14. Qe2 hxg5 15. Re1 Be6 16. dxe6 f6 That's the popular line, why does it score so low? It seems like a great pawn on e6, his kingside is wrecked, and white has some chances for attack on the king by the h5-e8 line. <Once> again, why does the line score close to 10% for white, 70% for black! Is there a forced win?
May-20-11  janatoli2: <rapidcitychess> there is no forced win and the line is indeed tricky. After 16.... f6 17. Re3!? (idea Rh3 etc.) black has to find 17. ... c6! (and not d5). Maybe it is more tricky to delay the capture of blacks queens bishop and play 16. Re3 directly. But you know that black can also play the solid 13. ... 0-0, right? (What would you play in such a case?)
Dec-29-14  Sorrowdy: To rapidcitychess: Yes, this line is very bad for white, I think I know all the 7.Nc3 line as nobody on this planet because I analyze it for 30 years already :) The move 14. Qe2 is weak. Much more better is 14.Qa4! There is no attack then but changes are equal. My all analyses are on and unfortunately it is only in Czech language but there are translator very usefull today and moves are very simple to understand. K=K, D=Q, V=R, S=B, J=N,
Jul-26-19  Chesgambit: now nobody playing this varition
but this varition give edge for white
Jul-26-19  Chesgambit: I saying Italian game : Greco gambit , old varitions

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