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Giulio Cesare Polerio
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1575 to 1610
Overall record: +7 -1 =1 (83.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C53 Giuoco Piano (4 games)
C54 Giuoco Piano (2 games)

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(born 1548, died 1612, 64 years old) Italy

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Wikipedia article: Giulio Cesare Polerio

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Castiglio vs Polerio 0-191575CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
2. G Saduleto vs Polerio 0-1241575CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Polerio vs Lorenzo 1-0321580CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Polerio vs NN 1-0131581RomeC54 Giuoco Piano
5. Polerio vs Busnardo 1-0111590UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
6. G Saduleto vs Polerio 131590CasualC53 Giuoco Piano
7. Polerio vs G da Cutri 0-1131590RomeC40 King's Knight Opening
8. Polerio vs NN 1-0201606RomeC54 Giuoco Piano
9. Polerio vs Domenico 1-0211610RomeC57 Two Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-04-05  Jaymthetactician: See?!?! Shouldnt it read 1601 instead?
Jul-24-05  dac1990: Once again, we have a man who has apparently found the holy grail.
Jul-25-05  Giearth: Interesting...
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  BishopofBlunder: I wouldn't call a chess match with a dead man a "casual" game, exactly...
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  BishopofBlunder: 'Course, maybe it was a correspondence game? Or distance match? John Edwards could have "received" the moves from the other side and played them on the board for the dearly departed.
Jul-25-05  Giearth: You mean playing with... a ghost, or other etheriel beings? O_o
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  BishopofBlunder: The only thing worst than playing a dead man is getting beat by one. (Polerio was +4 -0 =0 in games in 1801)
Jul-27-05  Giearth: GIULIO CESARE POLERIO born 1548, died 1612... Eerie...
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  playground player: Can we get a bio on this guy? His defense against the Fried Liver Attack really works!
Sep-07-08  myschkin: . . .

In 1575, Polerio, who was nicknamed l'Abruzzese because Lanciano is in the Abruzzo region in Italy, accompanied his friend Giovanni Leonardo to Madrid. He and Leonardo played together as a team, contesting their chess skills against the formidable Ruy Lopez and Spain's other master chess player, Alfonso Ceron. Later the Italians were joined by Paolo Boi , also known as Il Siracusano.

Bio (in German):

"Die Entwicklung des Schach in Italien" (in German):

May-27-10  Polerio: I'm not dead. I'm still here....
Nov-07-14  Christoforus Polacco: The most spectacular gambit - Gambit Muzzio- should be called ''Gambit Polerio''. In Polerio's manuscript there are variants of this. So Polerio was first ! In monography of king's gambit, Estrin and co-autor Glazkov, they use trade name : ''Polerio gambit''. Me too:)
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  tpstar: A Polerio study from 1585:

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Apr-11-16  GrandMaesterPycelle: Ah, I have seen this study, didn't know it was that old. 1.Ra8 Kxa8 2.Kc7
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  FSR: Giulio Cesare Polerio died at the chessic age of 64, like Robert James Fischer, Wilhelm Steinitz, Howard Staunton, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Vladimir Savon, Albin Planinc, Edmar Mednis, Vitaly Halberstadt, Octavio Troianescu, Maximilian Ujtelky, Paul Tautvaisas, Claude Frizzel Bloodgood, and Karl Marx.
Apr-03-21  Z truth 000000001: Suggests a <CG Collection>
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  Ziryab: Polerio invented the Greco Attack.

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