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Giambattista Lolli
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1750 to 1755

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(born 1698, died Jun-04-1769, 71 years old) Italy

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Giambattista Lolli was born in Nonantola, Italy and published the book Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi in 1763.

The opening variations: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ as well as 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. d4 are named after him.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Lolli vs NN 1-081750CasualC40 King's Knight Opening
2. C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio 0-1191755ModenaC50 Giuoco Piano
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Feb-21-10  Cushion: No kibitzing on a fine contributor to ending knowledge (rook vs queen)?
Oct-04-10  rapidcitychess: There must be a better game for such a good contributor to chess.
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  Nightsurfer: <rapidcitychess> Your posting - dating from <Oct-04-10> - has motivated me, the notorious <aficionado> of historic chess and of historic chess variants, namely Rene Gralla, to ask the Italian Chess Federation whether there are any winning games by <Giambattista Lolli> that have been recorded.

Therefore the press officer of the Italian Chess Federation, Mr. Adolivio Capece (more information about him: ) has been so kind to ask the famous chess historian Mr. <Alessandro Sanvito> (more information about him: ) about my research, and then Mr. Adolivio Capece has communicated to me one winning game by <Giambattista Lolli> plus the nice finale of one more winning game by <Giambattista Lolli> that have been communicated to him by the most distinguished chess scholar Mr. <Alessandro Sanvito>.

Dear <rapidcitychess>, now you will find the winning game in the data base: C Lolli vs NN, 1750 , thanks to Mr. Adolivio Capece and thanks to Mr. <Alessandro Sanvito>! MILLE GRAZIE!

And herewith I post the finale of the winning game by <Giambattista Lolli>.

[Event "Casual, Modena"]
[Site "Modena, Italy"]
[Date "17??.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lolli, Giambattista"]
[Black "N.N."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "???"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

The starting-out position of that finale of <G Lolli vs N.N., Modena sometimes in the midst of the 18th century> has been as follows.

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And now the execution by <Giambattista Lolli>.

1.Qe7+ Kh6 2.Qh4+ Kg7 3.Qd4+ Kh6 4.Qf4+ ... (please see the diagram)

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... White Queen is very busy.

4. ... Kg7 5.Qe5+ Kh6 (please see the diagram)

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And now a nice sacrifice ...

6.Rh5+! gxh5 7.Qf6# 1-0

The diagram of the final position.

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Dear Mr. Adolivio Capece , dear Mr. <Alessandro Sanvito>, thank you so much for telling us that nice win by Maestro <Giambattista Lolli>! MILLE GRAZIE!

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  Nightsurfer: It is <250> (!!) years ago - in this year 2013 - that <Giambattista Lolli> has published his famous book <"Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi"> in 1763.

One of the basic constellations that lead to the surrender of the encircled enemy King and that have been analyzed by Maestro Lolli (in his great manual) is an attack by a task-force of Queen, Knight and Rook that begins with the Queen sacrificing Her life for the sake of Her army thus enabling Her Rook to fatally strike at the commander-in-chief of the opposing army.

That very <"COUP DE GRACE"> has later been labeled as being <"THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA"> - and today, on <June 22nd, 2013> it is more or less <210> years ago that Maestro Lolli's <"COUP DE GRACE"> by Queen, Knight and Rook has been labeled <"THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA">.


Since it has been German author <Wilhelm Heinse> - more information about him: - who has chosen Maestro Lolli's <"COUP DE GRACE"> by Queen, Knight and Rook as being the <leitmotiv> of his book <"Anastasia And The Game Of Chess"> thus inventing the label <"THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA"> for that very <"COUP DE GRACE"> by Queen, Knight and Rook that has been analyzed by Maestro Lolli.

<Wilhelm Heinse>'s book <"Anastasia And The Game Of Chess"> has been published just a very short time before the author's sad demise on <June 22nd, 1803>, and therefore we are justified to say that we are (more or less) commemorating <The 210th Jubilee of "THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA"> today on <June 22nd, 2013>.

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  Nightsurfer: There are several games in the databank that are showcases of <"THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA"> - and the two games as follows are <blitzkrieg> on the board by swiftly executing <"THE CHECKMATE OF ANASTASIA">: T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 (13 moves only) and D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 (less than 20 moves).
Jun-13-17  bobmeadley: Any opinions on the result of a mythical game between Philidor and Lolli or Ponziani or del Rio? Bob Meadley

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