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Giorgio Porreca
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1950 to 1980
Overall record: +56 -44 =43 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-30-1927, died Jan-05-1988, 60 years old) Italy

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Giorgio Porreca was born in Naples. Awarded the IM title in 1957 and IMC title in 1975, he won the Italian Championship in 1950 (after a play-off) and 1956.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 143  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Porreca vs A Siveri  1-0451950ITA-chD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. G Porreca vs V Nestler  1-0331950ITA-chD85 Grunfeld
3. G Porreca vs M Napolitano  1-0441950ITA-chE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
4. E Paoli vs G Porreca  ½-½481950ITA-chC47 Four Knights
5. V Ceccato vs G Porreca  ½-½331950ITA-chC42 Petrov Defense
6. G Porreca vs D Postpischl  1-0431950ITA-chD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. G Primavera vs G Porreca  1-0461950ITA-chA90 Dutch
8. V Castaldi vs G Porreca  ½-½241950ITA-chA15 English
9. G Porreca vs N Engalicev  1-0261950ITA-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. C Staldi vs G Porreca  0-1761950ITA-chA47 Queen's Indian
11. G Porreca vs P G Ricci  1-0461950ITA-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A M Giustolisi vs G Porreca  ½-½461950ITA-chD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. H Mueller vs G Porreca  0-1221950Dubrovnik OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
14. G Porreca vs T D van Scheltinga ½-½731950Dubrovnik OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. G Porreca vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1381950Dubrovnik OlympiadD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
16. G Porreca vs Guimard 0-1321950Dubrovnik OlympiadA95 Dutch, Stonewall
17. Eigil Pedersen vs G Porreca  ½-½241950Dubrovnik OlympiadC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. A Dunkelblum vs G Porreca  0-1351950Dubrovnik OlympiadA13 English
19. G Porreca vs K S Ojanen  ½-½401950Dubrovnik OlympiadE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. G Porreca vs Rellstab  0-1381950Dubrovnik OlympiadD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Morcken vs G Porreca  0-1341950Dubrovnik OlympiadE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Pirc vs G Porreca  1-0271950Dubrovnik OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
23. P Panagopoulos vs G Porreca  0-1401950Dubrovnik OlympiadE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
24. G Porreca vs M Zapata Vinces  1-0351950Dubrovnik OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. F Scafarelli vs G Porreca  ½-½401952ITA-ch15D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Aug-31-04  Leviathan: One of the greatest italian theoreticians of the 20th century.

IM in both tournament and correspondance play, he beccame Italian national champion 8 times between 1950 and 1973.

He wrote many books, especially about the openings (he wrote manuals about the Orthodox defense, the Gioco Piano and the Frenc defense)

Giorgio Porreca died on 1988 at the age of 61

Aug-30-06  BIDMONFA: Giorgio Porreca

PORRECA, Giorgio

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† January 5, 1988

"Porreca had a deep knowledge of chess theory and wrote many books on the subject that were popular in Italy. He had a university degree in Russian language and Russian literature and translated into Italian many Russian chess books. He founded and directed until his death the Italian chess magazine Scacco!, published in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, a town near Naples. He was a lover and expert of endgame studies, editing for many years the special section on studies of the magazine Scacco!." ibidem


Oct-25-14  ljfyffe: Porreca came fifth in the World Correspondence
Championship Final IX.

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