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Enrico Paoli
E Paoli 
Number of games in database: 1,020
Years covered: 1943 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 1920

Overall record: +247 -489 =284 (38.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (250) 
    B32 B93 B43 B30 B83
 French Defense (57) 
    C05 C03 C11 C12 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B93 B95 B94 B92 B90
 Giuoco Piano (40) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Two Knights (36) 
    C58 C57 C59 C55
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B18 B10 B15 B13 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (159) 
    B89 B30 B56 B59 B88
 King's Indian (52) 
    E67 E70 E62 E95 E69
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D46 D45 D43 D47 D44
 Slav (26) 
    D14 D11 D18 D10 D19
 Reti System (25) 
    A05 A06 A04
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B64 B65 B69 B63 B60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 0-1
   E Paoli vs C Kottnauer, 1949 1-0
   B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953 0-1
   C Dell'Accio vs E Paoli, 1967 0-1
   B Pantebre Martinez vs E Paoli, 1976 0-1
   E Paoli vs Schneider, 1975 1-0
   E Paoli vs Sliwa, 1954 1-0
   E Paoli vs B Filipovic, 1974 1-0
   E Paoli vs P Michel, 1950 1-0
   E Bozzali vs E Paoli, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia (1951)
   Reggio Emilia 1958/59 (1958)
   Kostic Memorial 3rd (1969)
   Venice (1953)
   Venice (1949)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-C (1970)
   Reggio Emilia 1970/71 (1971)
   Asztalos Memorial (1967)
   Venice (1969)
   Venice (1950)
   Olomouc Sigma 6th (1973)
   Reti Memorial (1949)
   Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B (1954)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

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(born Jan-13-1908, died Dec-15-2005, 97 years old) Italy

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Enrico Paoli was born in Trieste, Italy. Awarded the IM title in 1951, he was Italian Champion in 1951, 1957 and 1968. Not until the age of 26 did he begin playing chess tournaments, but it didn't take long before he achieved success. He was second in the national tournament in Merano in 1937, third in Milano in 1938 (where he became Italian champion) and third in the Italian Championship in 1939 and 1943.

Paoli was also very keen on endgames and studies; his compositions are well known and he won 176 prizes (first, second or third) in contests organized all over the world.

In 1950 he played the international tournament in Venice where he won the brilliancy prize for Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950.

He was awarded the Grandmaster title honoris causa in 1996.

Wikipedia article: Enrico Paoli

Last updated: 2021-07-04 17:45:14

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,022  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Hellmann vs E Paoli  1-0321943ITA-chA03 Bird's Opening
2. E Paoli vs A Campolongo  1-0241943ITA-chB10 Caro-Kann
3. E Paoli vs G Zanni  1-0591943ITA-chB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. M Romi vs E Paoli  1-0381947Reggio EmiliaA17 English
5. E Paoli vs E Canal  0-1501947Reggio EmiliaC53 Giuoco Piano
6. G Stalda vs E Paoli  0-1291948National Master TournamentC70 Ruy Lopez
7. E Paoli vs C Kottnauer  1-0371949Venice-PragueB58 Sicilian
8. A Beni vs E Paoli  ½-½561949Schlechter MemorialD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Puc vs E Paoli  1-0461949Schlechter MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
10. E Paoli vs Foltys 1-0231949Schlechter MemorialB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. E Paoli vs Opocensky  0-1641949Schlechter MemorialB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
12. Z Kovacs vs E Paoli 0-1301949Schlechter MemorialD90 Grunfeld
13. E Paoli vs J Platt  0-1651949Schlechter MemorialB58 Sicilian
14. E Paoli vs K Kaliwoda  1-0301949Schlechter MemorialC58 Two Knights
15. E Paoli vs G Fletzer  1-0281949Schlechter MemorialB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. E Paoli vs C Kottnauer  0-1261949Schlechter MemorialB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
17. Lokvenc vs E Paoli  0-1421949Schlechter MemorialA06 Reti Opening
18. E Paoli vs H Mueller  ½-½621949Schlechter MemorialB58 Sicilian
19. B Rabar vs E Paoli  1-0411949Schlechter MemorialB01 Scandinavian
20. K Galia vs E Paoli  ½-½191949Schlechter MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
21. E Paoli vs C Kottnauer 1-0191949Reti MemorialB58 Sicilian
22. E Paoli vs J Sefc 1-0251949Reti MemorialC58 Two Knights
23. E Paoli vs S Erdelyi  1-0511949Reti MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. M Ujtelky vs E Paoli  1-0301949Reti MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
25. Prins vs E Paoli 1-0341949Reti MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
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Dec-16-05  stanleys: Rest in peace Enrico Paoli.You will never be forgotten in the chess world
Dec-16-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <stanleys> Everywhere I see you kibitz you comment on players who died. What is it with you? :)
Dec-16-05  offramp: Perhaps <stanleys> can enlighten us as to the fate of Peter Szekely?
Dec-16-05  stanleys: Don't care guys,just trying to correct some mistakes at the database.I wanted to draw your attention on Anna Iodo,there were neither information before,only 4 poor games.She deserves a little more,I believe
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  Benzol: <stanleys> You could upload the games that feature in the link you provided on her thread via the PGN Upload Utility facility.
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  Honza Cervenka: I have completed a file of Enrico Paoli's missing games and sent it to just now. They will be in the database soon.
Premium Chessgames Member We just processed and inserted 866 new games. Thank you Honza!
Jan-13-06  BIDMONFA: Enrico Paoli

PAOLI, Enrico

Jan-13-09  alfiepa: If match Fischer - karpov 1975 was possible to play the " referee" was Enrico Paoli Both Fischer Both Karpov was agree on the name of enrico paoli . A name very very important for the italian chess's world an a "gentleman".
Jan-13-09  WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!!
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  Fusilli: <WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!!> Yeah, hard to believe for a grandmaster. GMs lead hard lives, most of them endemically short of money. For their life expectancy during the 20th century, take world champions: Capablanca and Alekhine were born 20 or fewer years earlier than Paoli and died in their 50s. Botvinnik lived 82 years and Smyslov is 88 this year, but Tal and Petrosian died in their fifties. Spassky is in his seventies but Fischer passed at 64. Karpov, Kasparov, etc. were born in the second half of the twentieth century, way later than Paoli... they are subject to much better life expectancies than their predecessors.
Jun-28-11  LIFE Master AJ: I actually met Paoli in my travels while in the military ...

He passed away about 10 years ago, I believe.

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  FSR: His bio says he died December 15, 2005.
Jun-28-11  Nina Myers: <LIFE Master AJ: <He passed away about 10 years ago, I believe.>> Close enough.
Jun-28-11  LIFE Master AJ: Sorry! I was going from memory alone.

Its funny sometimes how life turns out.

When I was in the military, (to be honest); I pretty much despised my job. Constant movement, the war-games were very vigorous, I had to put up with crap from higher-ranked people and lower-ranked people ... I could go on and on and on. I really hated most of it. (Of course, all I wanted to do was play chess!)

In retrospect, things were not so bad. I got to do a lot of interesting things. I traveled all over Europe, all on the Air Force's dime. (I am sure I have been to most of the major air bases in Europe.) I went to chess clubs and chess tournaments in France, Italy, Spain, etc. (It was during these travels I met Paoli.)

I even got to watch (parts of) several international tournaments. I even once got Garry Kasparov's autograph at a tournament, although I have since managaed to lose the book with his signature. (I used to take it everywhere, and show it to anyone that I met.)

So unless I win the lottery or something equally dramatic, (And I don't even buy lottery tickets anymore, I consider them a waste of money.); I will never get the opportunity to travel to Europe again.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <I will never get the opportunity to travel to Europe again.>

You could build a raft.

Jun-28-11  LIFE Master AJ: UGH! (Sounds like an idea for a <corny> reality show.)
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  Penguincw: < Jan-13-09
WhiteRook48: it's hard to believe this guy lived so long!! >

I agree. Nearly 100.

Nov-07-16  diagonal: Enrico Paoli has also been the driving force behind the legendary <Reggio Emilia> chess tournament series:

<Fifty-four editions annually in a row for a closed invitation tournament is amazing, all in the little town of Reggio Emilia.

After two Reggio Prequels, the "Torneo di Capodanno" was created in 1958, and built on the enthusiasm of Enrico Paoli (1908-2005), GM honoris causa. The name was due to the fact that it starts immediately after Christmas to end in the day of Epiphany.

The peak was in 1991/92 when for the thirty-fourth tournament, the organisers managed to reach category 18 (average of Elo 2676), the strongest chess event at that time won by Vishy Anand ahead of joint Boris Gelfand and Garry Kasparov.

World Champions Kasparov, Spassky, Smyslov all did play, but did not win!>

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  thegoodanarchist: What was the secret to his longevity?

I imagine that he had an agreeable wife and that he drank a glass of red wine every evening.

Jan-13-18  Marmot PFL: Mediterranean diet. Olive oil delivers healthy monounsaturated fats and plant compounds called polyphenols.
Jan-13-18  Sularus: longevity + survived two world wars. wow! RIP.
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  thegoodanarchist: <Marmot PFL: Mediterranean diet. Olive oil delivers healthy monounsaturated fats and plant compounds called polyphenols.>

Wine has polyphenols too.

Jan-14-18  john barleycorn: < thegoodanarchist: ...

Wine has polyphenols too>

Good news. Who can handle 5 liters of olive oil per day?

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  SkySports: Ho got the onorary GM title in 1996. We should add this to the biography...
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