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Number of games in database: 738
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2574 rapid, 2567 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2561
Overall record: +183 -168 =335 (51.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
52 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
J M Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000 0-1
M Salami vs M Godena, 2001 0-1
M Godena vs M Schekachikhin, 2018 1-0
A Boog vs M Godena, 1993 0-1
B Bogosavljevic vs M Godena, 2013 0-1
Reshevsky vs M Godena, 1988 0-1
M Godena vs A Kargin, 2010 1-0
M Godena vs T Warakomski, 2005 1-0
M Godena vs J Polgar, 2008 1-0
M Godena vs Hebden, 1995 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Bratto Festival (2007)
Aosta op 12th (2004)
Politiken Cup (2007)
European Union Championship (2008)
European Championship (2001)
European Championship (2000)
European Championship (2002)
Dresden Olympiad (2008)
European Championship (2009)
European Championship (2007)
European Championship (2010)
European Championship (2012)
European Championship (2013)
Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
🏆 European Championship
P L Basso vs M Godena (Mar-29-19) 1/2-1/2
M Godena vs Kulaots (Mar-28-19) 1/2-1/2
M Chigaev vs M Godena (Mar-27-19) 1-0
M Godena vs J S Thybo (Mar-26-19) 1-0
Z Tsydypov vs M Godena (Mar-25-19) 1/2-1/2
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(born Jun-30-1967, 53 years old) Italy
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|Michele Godena of Valdobbiadene, Italy became an IM in 1988 and a GM in 1996. He was Italian champion in 1992, 1993, 1995, 2005 and 2006.|
In 2007, GM Godena was the runner-up in the 3rd European Union Individual Chess Championship behind Nikola Sedlak.
He's currently one of Italy's best players, behind Fabiano Caruana.
Wikipedia article: Michele Godena
| page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 738
|1. M Godena vs P Gelpke
|| ||1-0||51||1980||FRG-ch int U18||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|2. M Cebalo vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||51||1984||Caorle op||A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation|
|3. M Godena vs Granda Zuniga
|| ||0-1||31||1986||Wch U20||C16 French, Winawer|
|4. Blatny vs M Godena
|| ||0-1||64||1986||Wch U20||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|5. Morovic Fernandez vs M Godena
||1-0||22||1987||Lugano op||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|6. M Godena vs S de Eccher
||1-0||22||1987||ITA-ch 47th||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|7. Reshevsky vs M Godena
||0-1||16||1988||Lugano op||D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense|
|8. Ftacnik vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||80||1988||Lugano op||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. M Godena vs Balashov
|| ||0-1||49||1988||Lugano op||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|10. F Braga vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||40||1988||ITA-ch||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|11. M Godena vs Barbero
|| ||0-1||37||1988||Thessaloniki Olympiad||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|12. M Godena vs J Reyes
|| ||½-½||9||1988||Thessaloniki Olympiad||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|13. I Rogers vs M Godena
|| ||0-1||48||1989||Aosta op||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|14. Kuczynski vs M Godena
|| ||½-½||20||1990||Biel MTO op||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|15. R J Dive vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||29||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|16. S Le Blancq vs M Godena
|| ||½-½||42||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|17. M Godena vs J Ye
|| ||1-0||41||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||B40 Sicilian|
|18. M Godena vs J Arnason
|| ||½-½||40||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|19. J Magem Badals vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||41||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||C45 Scotch Game|
|20. M Marin vs M Godena
||1-0||23||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|21. M Godena vs Westerinen
|| ||1-0||42||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|22. M Godena vs Brunner
|| ||½-½||29||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|23. S Mirza vs M Godena
|| ||1-0||62||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. G Milos vs M Godena
||1-0||32||1990||Novi Sad Olympiad||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|25. M Godena vs G Milos
|| ||½-½||33||1990||Aosta Open||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
| page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 738
|Feb-23-04|| ||zorro: I think Michele is highly underrated. If he had time to train with a strong Gm he could easily go up 2600. What is more he is a fantastic annotator. His column in the italian mag "Torre & Cavallo" is one of the best things ever published in Italy for years. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: i agree with you, zorro. i once saw a game of him against julian hodgson. he won with black in impressive style. he defended so well and cold-blooded! doesn't seem to be in the database. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: i found the game i referred to ansd sbmitted it. i hope we will find it in here soon |
|Dec-14-04|| ||zorro: <karpova> Thank you for submitting that great game. What a cold blood of him! |
|Mar-08-05|| ||Karpova: i once had the game analyzed by GM shipov. shipov always called godena "the italian machine" |
|Mar-22-05|| ||Karpova: Godena was italian champion in 1993,1994 and 1995 |
|Jul-29-05|| ||Nobis: <karpova> Can you send me that game? thanks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Oct-16-05|| ||Karpova: @Nobis
Sorry for responding that late.
the game is in the database
J M Hodgson vs M Godena, 2000
|Feb-17-06|| ||Karpova: Great performance by Michele Godena at Aeroflot 2006!
He became twelfth in the A2 group with a performance of 2628|
|Feb-22-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Michele Godena|
|Feb-22-06|| ||plimko: Godena was italian champion in 2005 too.|
|Feb-22-06|| ||Prugno: Very nice to see our national chess hero as Player of the Day!
Just one thing I would like to add about Godena: his incredible time management. For reasons nobody has ever really understood, he enjoys spending 99% of his thinking time in the opening and early middlegame on very familiar positions. This leaves him with only a few seconds for most of his remaining moves, and yet he manages to play most of them at a near-perfect level (only a few of his rare losses are actually due to time-trouble mistakes), like in Ponomariov vs M Godena, 2003 where he was relying only on the 30-second increment from about move 20 onwards. It's hard to realize how paradoxical this attitude is until you actually witness it, I think.
|Feb-23-06|| ||Karpova: <Prugno>
this kind of time management could be the cause for him never breaking the 2600 barrier
|Jan-01-07|| ||plimko: The 66th Italian Championship was held on November 21st-December 4th in Cremona. GM Michele Godena and IM Fabiano Caruana were tied on the first place but Godena won the rapid/blitz playoff.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||Karpova: He'll participate in the International Open of the Fourth Calvia Chess Festival|
|Oct-25-07|| ||Karpova: Great peformance by Godena!
He reached sixth place with 6.5/9
|Nov-28-07|| ||HOTDOG: can the webmaster of chessgames.com add this game to the database?|
[Event "Claude Pecaut mem"]
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Na3 cxd4 7.Nb5 Na6 8.Be3 Bd7
9.Bxd4 Nf6 10.a4 0-0 11.Be2 Bxb5 12.axb5 Nc5 13.0-0 Rfd8 14.Ra3 Qf5 15.Qb1 Qh5 16.Re1 Ne6
17.Bxa7 Nf4 18.Bf1 Rd5 19.Be3 Rxa3 20.bxa3 Bh6 21.Qb4 Rf5 22.Qxe7 Ng4 23.Qh4 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Nh3+
25.Qxh3 Qxh3 26.gxh3 Rxf3 27.Bg2 Rxe3 28.Rxe3 Bxe3+ 29.Kf1 b6 30.Ke2 Bc5 31.a4 Kf8 32.Kd3 Ke7
33.Kc4 Kd6 34.Bd5 f6 35.Bg8 h6 36.h4 g5 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Bh7 Bg1 39.h3 Ke5 40.Kb4 Bc5+
41.Kc4 Bg1 42.Kb4 Bc5+ 43.Kc4 Bg1 44.Bd3 f5 45.Kb4 Bc5+ 46.Kc4 Bg1 47.Kb4 Bc5+ 48.Kc4 Bg1
|Nov-28-07|| ||WannaBe: <HOTDOG> On the home page, right hand side, lower bottom, there is a link <PGN Upload Utility>. You can submit the/any game from there.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||ketchuplover: He's at Reggio/Emilia 2010 1 loss and 2 draws so far|
|Dec-31-10|| ||ketchuplover: Make that 2 losses.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||Karpova: Huge time trouble today. He was down to a few minutes prior to move 20 already while Gashimov had much more than an hour left. In the final position, Gashimov had 57 min, Godena 3 sec left.|
This could be observed in the other games also though he came out being a pawn up against Movsesian.
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