Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Attilio Di Camillo
Number of games in database: 76
Years covered: 1936 to 1958
Overall record: +20 -34 =22 (40.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (6 games)
C78 Ruy Lopez (4 games)
A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4 (3 games)
A04 Reti Opening (3 games)
B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation (3 games)
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense (2 games)
B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation (2 games)
E94 King's Indian, Orthodox (2 games)
D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch (2 games)
E60 King's Indian Defense (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Attilio Di Camillo
Search Google for Attilio Di Camillo

(born May-28-1917, died Feb-17-1962, 44 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Di Camillo vs G Weimar  1-0431936ACF CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
2. A Di Camillo vs Shainswit  0-1471944USA-chD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Denker vs A Di Camillo 1-0741944USA-chA10 English
4. B Altman vs A Di Camillo  1-0321944USA-chC42 Petrov Defense
5. J Levin vs A Di Camillo  1-0591944Ventnor CityE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
6. A Di Camillo vs M Stark  ½-½401944Ventnor CityD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. E S Jackson vs A Di Camillo 1-0581944Ventnor CityB15 Caro-Kann
8. A Di Camillo vs W Suesman  1-0371944Ventnor CityD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. I S Turover vs A Di Camillo  1-0211944Ventnor CityE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. A Di Camillo vs J Rauch  ½-½291944Ventnor CityD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. A Pinkus vs A Di Camillo  ½-½291944Ventnor CityB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. A Di Camillo vs Santasiere  0-1431944Ventnor CityE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Shainswit vs A Di Camillo  1-0361944Ventnor CityE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
14. A J Fink vs A Di Camillo  ½-½411946United States ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
15. A Di Camillo vs O Ulvestad  1-0451946United States ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. S Kowalski vs A Di Camillo 1-0321946United States ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
17. A Di Camillo vs S Rubinow  1-0401946United States ChampionshipA15 English
18. J Levin vs A Di Camillo 0-1481946United States ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. A Di Camillo vs Kashdan  0-1791946United States ChampionshipA13 English
20. Santasiere vs A Di Camillo  ½-½471946United States ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. A Di Camillo vs G Kramer  1-0641946United States ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Denker vs A Di Camillo  1-0321946United States ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
23. A Di Camillo vs W Adams  1-0461946United States ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Rothman vs A Di Camillo  ½-½491946United States ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
25. A Di Camillo vs Reshevsky  0-1461946United States ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Di Camillo wins | Di Camillo loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-28-05  babakova: Hard to believe there are but three games to this guys credit, three losses at that... To Fischer...
Dec-18-07  Petrosianic: Three games <in the database> (more added since then). DiCamillo was a top US player in the late 50's, and played in more than one US Championship. He died in the hospital some time in the late 50's/early 60's, though I don't remember why.
Apr-25-08  Petrosianic: He died in 1962 or 1963. I still don't remember why. He was Philadelphia's top player for years.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Petrosianic> Jeremy Gaige gives his dates as <May 28 1917--February 17 1962>.
Apr-25-08  Calli: Looking for a picture, but all I found was the back of his head. Playing Reshevsky:

Can anyone place the game/event ?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Here it is, courtesy of

[Event "USA-ch"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "1946.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Di Camillo, Attilio"]
[Black "Reshevsky, Samuel Herman"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "D74"]

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.0-0 Na6 8.e4 Nb6 9.Nc3 Bg4 10.d5 Qd7 11.Re1 Rad8 12.Be3 Nc4 13.Qb3 Nxe3 14.Rxe3 c6 15.Rd1 Qc7 16.h3 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Nb8 18.Bg2 Rd7 19.Red3 Rfd8 20.Qa3 a5 21.Ne2 cxd5 22.exd5 Na6 23.Nc3 Be5 24.R3d2 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Rd6 26.Qb3 b6 27.Qc2 Rc8 28.Bf1 Nc5 29.c4 Rcd8 30.Re1 R8d7 31.Rde2 Rf6 32.Re5 Rfd6 33.h4 Qb7 34.Qe2 e6 35.Bh3 Re7 36.Kh2 Kg7 37.Kg1 Qc7 38.Qb2 Nd3 39.Qa1 Nxe5 40.Qxe5+ f6 41.Qe2 e5 42.Qc2 Rxd5 43.Qe4 Rd4 44.Qc2 Qxc4 45.Qb3 Qxb3 46.axb3 Rc7 0-1

The picture seems to have been taken after 11.Re1.

Apr-26-08  Calli: Thanks, PB. Di Camillo outplayed Sammy only to blow it in the end, 38.QB2?? walks into a fork. Maybe time pressure.

37.dxe6 appears to win as 37...Nxe6 is answered by 38.Rxa5! bxa5 39.Qe5+

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: A Camillo is a ♘ designed by committee.
Sep-19-08  Shams: <whiteshark> very nice!
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <Petrosianic>He died in 1962 or 1963. I still don't remember why.

Chess Review stated after his death that Di Camillo suffered from "chronic physical disabilities and ailments".

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Some days, I feel my age-had several common opponents with Di Camillo: Mednis (in a simul), Bisguier, Lombardy, Dr Marchand and Feuerstein.
Jun-28-13  SimonWebbsTiger: @<perfidious>

but not Bobby! Funny how some names stick in one's mind. di Camillo is one name (others include Abe Turner) from the time I read/played through the old Batsford complete games of Fischer.

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Along with being a strong player, Di Camillo was also a coach/trainer, with some of his more famous students including Charles Kalme, Lisa Lane and John Hudson.

Di Camillo wanted to be a musician, but arthritis ended that career path. He was three-time Pennsylvania State champion.

Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <perfidious: Some days, I feel my age-had several common opponents with Di Camillo: Mednis (in a simul), Bisguier, Lombardy, Dr Marchand and Feuerstein.>

Same here. We must be the same age. I participated in a tournament that had Bisquier and Lombardy playing. (the tournament was won by Robert Byrne)

Jul-31-17  zanzibar: <Calli> better late than never...

Thanks to batgirl I think.

Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <SimonWebbsTiger> The player that I associate the young Fischer with is:

A M Swank vs Fischer, 1956

Aug-04-17  zanzibar: <sbc> Sarah (aka batgirl) -

Do you know if that photograph is public domain, or usable w/ permission?

Jun-18-19  Granny O Doul: If he died two years before the author Kate DiCamillo was born, I guess he is not her father.

But maybe he was an uncle, or something. They are both from Philadelphia.

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Another image of Di Camillo, this from a group photo, may be found on page 3 of the following link:

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC