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Ennio Morricone
E Morricone 
Ennio Morricone shares two passions in common with Judit Polgar: chess, and music.  
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 2004
Highest rating achieved in database: 1800


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ENNIO MORRICONE
(born Nov-10-1928, died Jul-06-2020, 91 years old) Italy

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In a career lasting over six decades, Ennio Morricone composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history.

Wikipedia article: Ennio Morricone

Last updated: 2020-07-06 05:14:33

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Mariotti vs E Morricone 1-0422004Simultaneous RomeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J Polgar vs E Morricone 1-02520042-games-Rapid MatchC78 Ruy Lopez
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Mar-09-13
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  TheAlchemist: I love most of his work that I know of. Here's a scene from one of my favourite movies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgXW...

Nov-12-13
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  Nightsurfer: Two days ago - on <November 10th, 2013> - our Maestro <Ennio Morricone> has had his <85th birthday>! Wonderful!! Many happy returns of that day, Maestro <Ennio Morricone>!!!
Nov-12-13
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  Colonel Mortimer: As much of a legend as the 'spaghetti' landscapes and characters that he brought to life with his timeless film scores.
Nov-12-13
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  moronovich: "Once upon a time in the West" is my favourit.Of all movies.

Thank you Ennio !

Nov-12-13  Cemoblanca: Very nice picture. :) Music sounds better with chess (or should I say chess sounds better with music). ;) Somehow, the same feeling. Well, I'm glad to say, that I've both in my life. :]
Nov-16-13
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  optimal play: My favourite Ennio Morricone soundtrack is "The Mission"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gonK...

It's also my favourite Robert De Niro movie

Nov-16-13  SimonWebbsTiger: What? No mention of the music intro to the Classic British, BBC chess show "the Master Game"!

"Come Maddalena"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0ZO...

May-02-20
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  wordfunph: taken from Chess Life 2019 March..

<Morricone started playing competitively in tournaments in the mid-1950s. In an effort to improve, he studied with the twelve-time Italian champion, IM Stefano Tatai, and estimated his rating then at around 1700 Elo. In the interview he includes amongst his chess friends the late Mark Taimanov. As his favourite players he names Mikhail Tal and particularly Bobby Fischer.>

May-02-20
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  wordfunph: taken from NICM 2019 March..

<Morricone started playing competitively in tournaments in the mid-1950s. In an effort to improve, he studied with the twelve-time Italian champion, IM Stefano Tatai, and estimated his rating then at around 1700 Elo. In the interview he includes amongst his chess friends the late Mark Taimanov. As his favourite players he names Mikhail Tal and particularly Bobby Fischer.>

Jul-06-20
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  SkySports: The Italian composer Ennio Morricone has died today in Rome, aged 91.

RIP Maestro...

Jul-06-20
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  Honza Cervenka: RIP

https://www.fide.com/news/621

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s0...

Jul-06-20
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  MissScarlett: Been working on a tribute pun....gotta say, it's not going well.

I'm still annoyed that <cg.com> didn't use my <Careless Wisker> the day after <George Michael> passed.

Jul-06-20  Granny O Doul: I don't wish to step on your turf, Scarlett, but maybe you could do something with "Not just Ennio...."
Jul-06-20
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  Diademas: I tried "Once Upon a Time in Rome" for Judit Polgar vs E Morricone, 2004
Not exactly stellar.
Jul-06-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Did not the great composer could play a decent game. Can’t think of a good pun, either; “The Ecstasy of Polgar” is my pathetic best.
Jul-06-20
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  chancho: Polgacide?
Jul-06-20
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  OhioChessFan: He was good enough to know how to resign, or I'd try "The Hateful Mate".
Jul-06-20
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  moronovich: Thank you maestro.
Jul-07-20
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  Ironmanth: RIP, Maestro. Blessings for so many years of haunting music.
Jul-07-20  jith1207: Looks like <Annie> got fed up by the pun submissions here, and picked her own.

RIP Ennio, didn't know about your chess interests until now, sincere thank you for all your work.

Jul-07-20
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  SkySports: https://www.chess.com/blog/RoaringP...
Jul-07-20
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  Diademas: Apparently he played a lot of the all time greats, and even had a draw against Spassky. Alas, there doesn't seem to exist a scoresheet.

<INTERVIEWER

Is it true that you played against the grandmaster Boris Spassky?

MORRICONE

That’s true. It was about ten years ago, in Turin. It was probably the peak of my career as a chess player.

INTERVIEWER

Did you win?

MORRICONE

No, but it ended half-half, another draw. It was a great game, according to some of the people attending. The whole audience of the tournament gathered behind us—only the two of us continued to play. Later, he confessed that he had played without trying too hard. It was evident, otherwise it would never have ended that way, but still, I was very proud of myself. I still keep the transcript of the whole game on the chessboard in my studio.

He started with a King’s Gambit, a terrible move and a difficult one for me. Thanks to this he took the lead, but on my fifth move I tried a Bobby Fischer invention—a move by his historical rival—and I stalemated him. At that point, we were both obliged to make the same moves for three goes, which is enough to claim a draw.

Later I tried to transcribe the finale, even asking Alvise Zichichi for help, but to no avail—I was too overwhelmed while it was all happening, and I could not recollect the last six or seven moves. Such a pity.>
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog...

Jul-07-20  Granny O Doul: We'll need a won game to be posted before "Ennio place, Ennio time" is apt.
Jul-07-20
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  juan31: Excelente fotografía, Miss Polgar, el Señor Morricone, un piano y un tablero de ajedrez.
Jul-07-20
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  wordfunph: rest in peace, master Ennio Morricone..
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