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Pierluigi Piscopo
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 2001 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2376 (2339 rapid, 2399 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2432

Overall record: +34 -40 =40 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B50 B30 B23 B25 B40
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C11 C16 C09 C18
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B12 B15
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
 French (4) 
    C00 C10 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B33 B30 B45 B32 B56
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B45 B47 B48
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D00
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A77 A61 A64 A60 A73
 King's Indian (4) 
    E92 E76 E62 E65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kotronias vs P Piscopo, 2006 0-1
   P Piscopo vs B C Addison, 2011 1/2-1/2
   P Piscopo vs R Hoffmann, 2014 1-0
   I Andrenko vs P Piscopo, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia 2005/06 (2005)
   Italian Team Championship (2014)
   European Championship (2010)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Italian Team Championship (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)

   🏆 50th Italian Teams
   P Piscopo vs Brunello (Apr-28-18) 0-1
   Fressinet vs P Piscopo (May-07-17) 1-0, rapid
   L Utrera vs P Piscopo (May-07-17) 1-0, rapid
   M A Maurizzi vs P Piscopo (May-07-17) 0-1, rapid
   P Piscopo vs Fressinet (May-07-17) 0-1, rapid

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(born Feb-25-1983, 38 years old) Italy

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Pierluigi Piscopo was born in Lecce, Italy. He became an IM in 2006 and a FIDE Trainer in 2013. As of 22 May 2014, Piscopo resides in Ajaccio, Corsica.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Tatai vs P Piscopo  1-0572001ITA-ch61 sfB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. P Piscopo vs C Schulien 0-1332002InternetA00 Uncommon Opening
3. P Piscopo vs M Corvi  1-02020041st Chiuso ItB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. P Piscopo vs I Miladinovic  ½-½1320053rd Hotel Petra IMB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. P Piscopo vs M Lazic  ½-½820053rd Hotel Petra IMC49 Four Knights
6. D Sermek vs P Piscopo  ½-½432005Mitropa CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. M Prusikin vs P Piscopo  ½-½232005Mitropa CupE92 King's Indian
8. P Piscopo vs R Vazquez Igarza  1-04420054th Chiuso Hotel PetraB50 Sicilian
9. I Miladinovic vs P Piscopo  ½-½6920054th Chiuso Hotel PetraA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. P Piscopo vs A Martorelli  0-14920054th Chiuso Hotel PetraD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Piscopo vs P Mazzilli  ½-½2120054th Chiuso Hotel PetraA07 King's Indian Attack
12. I Farago vs P Piscopo 1-07220054th Chiuso Hotel PetraA61 Benoni
13. P Piscopo vs M Corvi  1-02920054th Chiuso Hotel PetraB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. Romanishin vs P Piscopo  1-03420054th Chiuso Hotel PetraA43 Old Benoni
15. P Piscopo vs R Ramondino  1-04820054th Chiuso Hotel PetraB50 Sicilian
16. C Cristiani vs P Piscopo  ½-½412005Porto San Giorgio opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. O Zimina vs P Piscopo  0-1352005Reggio Emilia 2005/06B40 Sicilian
18. P Piscopo vs D Yevseev  ½-½312005Reggio Emilia 2005/06B25 Sicilian, Closed
19. M Cebalo vs P Piscopo  1-0412005Reggio Emilia 2005/06A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. P Piscopo vs N Fercec  ½-½142006Reggio Emilia 2005/06B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Kotronias vs P Piscopo  0-1402006Reggio Emilia 2005/06B33 Sicilian
22. Landa vs P Piscopo  1-0292006Reggio Emilia 2005/06B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. P Piscopo vs N Ronchetti  ½-½192006Reggio Emilia 2005/06B30 Sicilian
24. G Franchini vs P Piscopo  ½-½702006Reggio Emilia 2005/06A43 Old Benoni
25. P Piscopo vs D Vocaturo  ½-½132006Reggio Emilia 2005/06B30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
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  OhioChessFan: Stunning that such a well known player has no kibitzing. Maybe the Legendary LaskerReshevsky has something useful to add to this page.
Jan-04-08  Petrosianic: And after your post he still has no kibitzing.
Jan-05-08  brankat: Things are picking up though. Perhaps we'll have to wait for <BIDMONFA> for some enlightenment :-)
Jan-05-08  plimko: A recent photo of Pierluigi Piscopo, at the bottom of this page:

Jan-11-08  laskereshevsky: HMMM.....i dont know what to say....this is new for me.. be "hotly" hunted by a man (and what a man...Elvis the Pelvis!...) Usually that happened to me only from women/girls... (by the way, if U are a little "confused", dont not!!...)

I mean:.... Usually im called, searched, provocated by ladies several months after i said they: <Well darling, U was "well served"...was very nice...but now...BYE BYE!!...> and then i change "paths" and "hunting territory"....

Saying the truth the "previsious one" usually re-start to call after see me with the "actual one".....

Well.... the question is.... How and where "HE" saw me "well escorted" in the last days???!?!?!


1°) If someone is still "ranting" and with an "offended" actitude about something happened a lot of time (about 1 year!!!) before....

.......NO COMMENT.......

2°) Ok CG's LADIES/ WOMAN/GIRLS and FEMMINISTES...(just for the politically correct...) im the "alpha wolf of the pack" type....(please dont think im too much over-confident, that was said me by others...) but i know too how to full-respect a woman.....

(of course this depende in big part by the lady's behaviour.....:)

Mar-20-09  GeauxCool: <this depende in big part by the lady's behaviour>

"You got those. I like those on a woman."

Apr-23-09  Dredge Rivers: Where's his brother Joe?
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May-23-14  BIDMONFA: Pierluigi Piscopo

PISCOPO, Pierluigi

Aug-10-14  Karpova: Piscopo shared 2nd-4th place (3rd according to Sonneborn-Berger) at the IM section of the Karel Opocensky Memorial in Prague, 23 June to 30 June 2013, with 6.0/9 (+3 -0 =6).


Aug-10-14  Karpova: At the 17th 'Corsican Circuit' Open in Bastia, France 19 October to 23 October 2013, Piscopo reached 28th place with 6.0/9.


Aug-11-14  Karpova: Piscopo reached 4th place at the 1st International Open in Perugia, Italy, 27 June to 4 July 2009. He scored 6.0/9 (+3 -0 =6).


Aug-12-14  Karpova: The 46th Reggio Emilia International Chess Tournament, 27 December 2003 to 4 January 2004, was a great success for Piscopo. He scored 4.5/9 (+1 -1 =7) and reached place 7. However, he had been the second lowest rated player - among the participants were the strong GMs Igor Miladinovic, Dimitri Komarov and Vladimir Georgiev. But Piscopo was not the only surprise: A young, female chessplayer from Russia scored +1. It was none other than Olga Zimina, who has been playing for Italy for some time now.


Aug-13-14  Karpova: When Fabiano Caruana won the 68th Italian Championship in Martina Franca, 3 December to 14 December 2008, Piscopo had a pretty low rating (he was the 3rd lowest rated player), but performed excellently. He came in 5th with 6.0/11 (+3 -2 =6), losing only to Caruana and Bruno.


Aug-14-14  Karpova: In the 10th International Chess Festival in Amantea, Italy, 2 September to 9 September 2012, Piscopo reached 4th place with 6.0/9 (+3 -0 =6). He beat all the lower rated players he faced and drew the higher rated players (among them 4 GMs).


Piscopo's results:

Aug-15-14  Karpova: Piscopo had another good result at the 3rd International Chess Open in Livigno, Italy, 10 September to 17 September 2012. He came in 18th with 5.0/9 (+2 -1 =6). He beat the two lower rated players he faced, and only lost once against higher rated opposition (5 GMs, 2 IMs).


Final standings:

Piscopo's results:

Aug-16-14  Karpova: In the 70th Italian Chess Championship in Siena, 23 November to 4 December 2010, Piscopo came in 7th with 5.0/11 (+4 -5 =2). The result was still very good, since Piscopo was the 2nd lowest rated player. After a rough start, losing to Denis Rombaldoni, Caruana and Brunello, he beat Axel Rombaldoni and Dvirnyy. After a draw against Godena, he beat Bonafede and Genocchio. The tournament ended with losses against Ortega and D'Amore and a draw in the last round against Garcia Palermo.

Final Standings:

Piscopo's results:

Aug-17-14  Karpova: One of Piscopo's earlier successes was the 4th Scaccomato tournament in Turin, 16 November to 25 November 2002. Piscopo reached 7th place with 4.0/9 (+2 -3 =4), although he was the by far lowest rated player. He even beat the tournament winner, GM Vladimir Georgiev (his only loss).


Aug-17-14  Karpova: Piscopo: <It's the greatest moment in my chess career> and <Only in Corsica could I ever hope to see it come true: Play against a legend and manage a draw. I could not be happier.>

During the former World Champion's visit to Corsica (Porto-Vecchio, 19 may to 20 May 2014), Piscopo faced the Tiger of Madras one on one. Vishy won 1.5-0.5.

Here are the two games:
P Piscopo vs Anand, 2014
Anand vs P Piscopo, 2014


Source: Albert Silver, <Anand delights in Corsica>, 22 May 2014,

Sep-06-14  Whitehat1963: A much better player than his distant relative, Joe Piscopo.

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