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Member since Dec-19-05 · Last seen Mar-07-18
From Italy, born 1970.
Undeservedly FM - I was over 2300 for only 6 months in all my career! Now playing chess (worse and worse) only in the little spare time my job leaves me. Computer databases are great, but the nearly infallible engines we have today are killing most of the pleasure of chess, for me at least. I try to use Fritz & C. as little as possible. After starting to realize how tough it is to play chess at a decent level, I have great admiration for nearly all the top players of the past and present, but my personal favorite is Vassily Smyslov.

   Prugno has kibitzed 320 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-07-18 G Matteucci vs V Castaldi, 1938
Prugno: Probably the victim of this miniature is actually Guido Matteucci .
   Feb-01-18 Francesco Bellomo (replies)
Prugno: Worse and worse... not only has the story been featured in all our major talk shows, but the international media have picked it up as well:
   Dec-09-17 Dharshan Kumaran
Prugno: GM Kumaran is by far the strongest chess player among the authors of the Alpha Zero paper, so perhaps he had a special role in the project...
   Aug-14-17 Westerinen vs J Franzen, 1988 (replies)
Prugno: Dr. Franzen looks like an exceptionally gifted person in many areas, but I suspect his 2590 was an ICCF and not a FIDE rating.
   Jul-22-17 Gabriel Flom (Battaglini) (replies)
Prugno: He is playing under the name of Flom or Battaglini-Flom these days, and is described as "French-Israeli" in the following report:
   Jun-25-17 Carlo Marzano
Prugno: This player is a team-mate of mine. We have been friends for almost 30 years, and I always admired his multi-talented personality. Although in his main job he is a successful lawyer, Carlo also excels in many of his hobbies: master-strength chess player, first-class musician, ...
   Jun-25-17 A Kashlinskaya vs Uhlmann, 2012
Prugno: Together with very few other examples, like Korchnoi's win over Caruana in Gibraltar, this must be one of the most spectacular games ever played by a 77-year-old.
   May-14-17 Short vs Eljanov, 2017 (replies)
Prugno: A fascinating game, and one of the cases where watching it online with computer evaluations in the background took away most of my pleasure. I mean, which human player will ever discover at the board that the best defence to White's ferocious attack is 23... Kb6! followed by 24... ...
   Nov-24-16 F Ferretti vs M Bagi, 2016
Prugno: Hopefully nobody is ever going to look at this game, but let me submit a correction just in case, before anyone points out that most of the last 10 moves make no sense. Here is what was actually played, as far as I can reconstruct from my scoresheet (everything OK until move 34): 35.
   Mar-13-16 J Christiansen vs Shabalov, 2016
Prugno: It would take some time to analyze this game properly (what happens after 25. Kh1, for instance?), but an old-fashioned king hunt is always great fun for all the spectators. Congratulations to Shabalov, whose aggressive style hasn't changed much over the years, and to his young ...
   Feb-22-16 Patrick Hummel (replies)
   Jun-14-15 Jeff Sarwer
   May-24-15 Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-23-15 Alexander Lastin (replies)
   Jan-01-15 Joost Wempe
   Nov-01-14 Zurab Sturua (replies)
   Jun-13-14 Rajko Bogdanovic
   May-06-14 A Rombaldoni vs F Bruno, 2014
   Apr-19-14 Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-04-14 European Championship (2014) (replies)
   Jan-18-14 Rolly Martinez (replies)
   Sep-08-13 Louis De Veauce (replies)
   Aug-12-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
   Jun-25-13 Dragoslav Andric (replies)
   May-26-13 Sigeman & Co (2013) (replies)
   May-11-13 European Championship (2013) (replies)
   May-05-13 T Gareyev vs L Christiansen, 2013 (replies)
   May-04-13 United States Championship (2013) (replies)
   Mar-31-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Feb-23-13 Reykjavik Open (2013) (replies)
   Feb-02-13 Sergejs Gromovs (replies)
   Jan-20-13 N Grandelius vs A Ipatov, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-01-13 S Sulskis vs J Hawkins, 2012
   Jan-01-13 Edwin Bhend (replies)
   Nov-20-12 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya (replies)
   Nov-07-12 D Mehmeti vs Sutovsky, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-03-12 Giri vs Topalov, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-23-12 A Valsecchi vs P Bontempi, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-14-12 Svetozar Gligoric (replies)
   Aug-12-12 S Thavandiran vs A Rombaldoni, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-03-12 World Junior Championship (2012) (replies)
   May-13-12 Jacqueline Piatigorsky (replies)
   Apr-30-12 Claudio Cangiotti (replies)
   Apr-27-12 Italian Team Championship (2012) (replies)
   Apr-22-12 Beliavsky vs O Kanmazalp, 2012
   Jan-28-12 Tata Steel Group A (2012) (replies)
   Jan-13-12 E Paoli vs W Temi, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-24-11 Vitaly Tseshkovsky (replies)
   Nov-27-11 21st World Seniors Championship (2011) (replies)
   Oct-16-11 Governor's Cup (2011) (replies)
   Oct-11-11 Jay E Whitehead (replies)
   Oct-10-11 F Vallejo Pons vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-07-11 Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-25-11 Zoltan L Sarosy (replies)
   Aug-14-11 Sebastien Feller (replies)
   Jun-29-11 Mamedyarov vs S Sulskis, 2002
   Jun-12-11 Nils Grandelius (replies)
   Jun-04-11 Shirov vs Anand, 2011 (replies)
   May-08-11 Gelfand vs Mamedyarov, 2011 (replies)
   Feb-12-11 Wang Yue (replies)
   Feb-12-11 Aeroflot Open (2011) (replies)
   Feb-11-11 V Fedoseev vs Kasimdzhanov, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-30-11 David Navara (replies)
   Jan-11-11 Nathan A Resika (replies)
   Dec-24-10 Yifan Hou (replies)
   Dec-10-10 Daniele Genocchio (replies)
   Oct-02-10 Ivan Morovic Fernandez (replies)
   Sep-28-10 Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-11-10 Bent Larsen (replies)
   Aug-18-10 Sergey G Gorelov (replies)
   Aug-17-10 World Junior Championship (2010) (replies)
   Aug-15-10 Svidler vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Jul-27-10 Janis Klovans (replies)
   Jul-17-10 Parker Bi Guang Zhao (replies)
   Jun-19-10 Danyyil Dvirnyy (replies)
   Jun-19-10 Short vs Nepomniachtchi, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-05-10 A Riazantsev vs Naiditsch, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-04-10 Sutovsky vs Onischuk, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-02-10 Mark Chiminiello (replies)
   May-23-10 Alexander Shabalov (replies)
   May-22-10 US Championship (2010) (replies)
   Mar-31-10 Vasily Smyslov (replies)
   Mar-19-10 Ranko Szuhanek (replies)
   Feb-28-10 Antonio Sacconi (replies)
   Feb-17-10 Marko Tratar (replies)
   Jan-31-10 Corus Group A (2010) (replies)
   Jan-28-10 Gibraltar Masters (2010) (replies)
   Jan-16-10 Ladislav Sarkozy
   Jan-08-10 V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-06-10 Zoltan Almasi (replies)
   Dec-31-09 Rilton Cup (2009) (replies)
   Dec-24-09 A Timofeev vs Khismatullin, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-19-09 Nigel Short (replies)
   Dec-08-09 Ruslan Ponomariov (replies)
   Dec-06-09 Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-29-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
   Nov-21-09 Valerij Filippov (replies)
   Nov-12-09 Nijat Abasov (replies)
   Nov-03-09 48th World Junior Championship (2009) (replies)
   Nov-01-09 Yair Kraidman (replies)
   Oct-24-09 European Team Championship (2009) (replies)
   Oct-19-09 Ralf Lau (replies)
   Oct-18-09 13th Unive Tournament (2009) (replies)
   Oct-15-09 D Juswanto vs Zhu Chen, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-08-09 Nepomniachtchi vs V Yemelin, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-04-09 D Andreikin vs T Laurusas, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-15-09 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Aug-14-09 Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009) (replies)
   Jul-19-09 Biel International Chess Festival (2009) (replies)
   Jun-15-09 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Jun-08-09 Sigeman & Co (2009) (replies)
   Jun-06-09 Karpov Poikovsky (2009) (replies)
   May-16-09 I Sokolov vs Eljanov, 2009 (replies)
   May-10-09 US Championship (2009) (replies)
   Apr-26-09 Romuald Mainka
   Apr-22-09 Zviad Izoria (replies)
   Apr-19-09 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Apr-01-09 Reykjavik Open (2009) (replies)
   Mar-29-09 Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-08-09 Markus Ragger (replies)
   Feb-10-09 Adnan Kobas
   Feb-03-09 Mate of the King (2009) (replies)
   Jan-27-09 Corus Group B (2009) (replies)
   Dec-28-08 Reggio Emilia (2008) (replies)
   Dec-26-08 Mihajlo Stojanovic (replies)
   Dec-17-08 0 (replies)
   Dec-10-08 A Artidiello vs B Babapour, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-01-08 Robert Graham Wade (replies)
   Nov-30-08 NN vs M Monge, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-27-08 Borin Topic (replies)
   Nov-27-08 Luca Shytaj (replies)
   Nov-22-08 Dresden Olympiad (2008) (replies)
   Nov-20-08 Caruana vs E Berg, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-17-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Sep-29-08 Andronico Yap (replies)
   Sep-24-08 Illya Nyzhnyk (replies)
   Sep-11-08 Kamsky vs I Zugic, 2005
   Sep-05-08 Vadim Zvjaginsev (replies)
   Aug-28-08 Montreal (2008) (replies)
   Aug-26-08 NH Chess (2008) (replies)
   Aug-21-08 Gerardo Barbero (replies)
   Aug-18-08 World Junior Championship (2008) (replies)
   Aug-15-08 C Von Zitzewitz vs L Cane, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-14-08 Douglas Root (replies)
   Jul-12-08 Gelfand vs Lerner, 1987 (replies)
   Jul-11-08 Karpov Poikovsky (2008) (replies)
   Jul-05-08 Vladimir Afromeev (replies)
   Jul-04-08 Ian Wells (replies)
   Jun-26-08 Garun Nureev (replies)
   Jun-16-08 Sasikiran vs D Rombaldoni, 2006 (replies)
   May-27-08 Bukhuti Gurgenidze (replies)
   May-17-08 President's Cup (2008) (replies)
   May-05-08 Hans Arild Runde (replies)
   Mar-23-08 Stefano Tatai (replies)
   Mar-16-08 Valery Salov (replies)
   Mar-06-08 Korchnoi vs Tamborini, 1986 (replies)
   Feb-08-08 Richard Chess (replies)
   Feb-08-08 Moscow Open (2008) (replies)
   Feb-01-08 Zhao Zong-Yuan (replies)
   Feb-01-08 Gibraltar Masters (2008) (replies)
   Jan-25-08 Mario Monticelli (replies)
   Jan-23-08 Corus Group A (2008) (replies)
   Dec-30-07 Rychagov vs Grischuk, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-29-07 Russian Championship Superfinal (2007) (replies)
   Dec-11-07 Ludwig Engels (replies)
   Dec-02-07 World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Nov-12-07 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
   Nov-02-07 I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-28-07 Casino de Barcelona (2007) (replies)
   Oct-11-07 Zaven Andriasian (replies)
   Sep-27-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-17-07 Massimiliano Romi (replies)
   Sep-09-07 Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Sep-01-07 Stefan Kindermann (replies)
   Aug-16-07 P Nikolic vs Navara, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-29-07 Efimov vs R Kutirov, 2001
   Jul-27-07 Banja Luka (2007) (replies)
   Jul-20-07 Pentala Harikrishna (replies)
   Jun-17-07 Ivan Nemet (replies)
   Jun-03-07 ??? (replies)
   Jun-03-07 World Championship Candidates (2007) (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Vincenzo Nestler (replies)
   Jun-01-07 Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 (replies)
   May-25-07 US Championship (2007) (replies)
   Apr-29-07 Evgeny Gleizerov (replies)
   Apr-20-07 Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-20-07 Timman vs Hector, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-13-07 Butnorius vs P Cramling, 2007
   Apr-09-07 Nisipeanu vs R Kempinski, 2007
   Apr-07-07 Romanishin vs N Lubbe, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-04-07 Nikola Mitkov (replies)
   Mar-27-07 Jorge E Sammour-Hasbun (replies)
   Mar-25-07 S Brynell vs Z Almasi, 1994 (replies)
   Feb-26-07 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-20-07 Aeroflot Open (2007) (replies)
   Feb-16-07 I Lysyj vs Sasikiran, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-09-07 Aronian vs S Sulskis, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-06-07 Miso Cebalo (replies)
   Feb-01-07 Vladimir Akopian (replies)
   Jan-28-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Jan-26-07 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-25-07 Andersson vs H R Steel, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-24-07 Corus Group A (2007) (replies)
   Jan-23-07 Gibraltar Masters (2007) (replies)
   Jan-23-07 F Velikhanli vs S Sulskis, 1999 (replies)
   Jan-22-07 Diwakar Prasad Singh (replies)
   Jan-21-07 Corus Group C (2007) (replies)
   Jan-14-07 Van der Wiel vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2007
   Dec-29-06 Ciudad de Pamplona (2006) (replies)
   Dec-25-06 Mario Napolitano (replies)
   Dec-24-06 Bela Toth (replies)
   Dec-21-06 Zhang Pengxiang vs E Moradiabadi, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-21-06 Russian Championship Superfinal (2006) (replies)
   Nov-30-06 Darja Kaps (replies)
   Nov-26-06 Nicolas Engalicev
   Nov-20-06 Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 (replies)
   Nov-18-06 Wesley So (replies)
   Nov-14-06 J Bednarich vs M Scacco, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-11-06 Kupreichik vs G Castiglioni, 1968 (replies)
   Nov-03-06 Gulko vs Spiridonov, 1967 (replies)
   Oct-12-06 F Ekstrom vs G Carrisson, 1961 (replies)
   Oct-09-06 A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 (replies)
   Oct-08-06 Andrea Drei
   Sep-24-06 Gheorghiu vs Larsen, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-30-06 R Shetty vs Bareev, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-30-06 Sam Sloan (replies)
   Jul-22-06 T M Mok vs Vocaturo, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-22-06 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (replies)
   Jul-15-06 Aleksander Wojtkiewicz (replies)
   Jul-08-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-24-06 Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006) (replies)
   Jun-15-06 Alexander Zaitsev (replies)
   May-23-06 Emilio Cordova (replies)
   May-14-06 Saemisch vs E Canal, 1929 (replies)
   Apr-30-06 Kasparov vs Efimov, 1977 (replies)
   Apr-24-06 Wolfgang Unzicker (replies)
   Apr-17-06 Zdenko Kozul (replies)
   Apr-01-06 Zlatko Topalovic (replies)
   Mar-17-06 Ratmir Kholmov (replies)
   Feb-22-06 Michele Godena (replies)
   Feb-15-06 Aeroflot Open (2006) (replies)
   Jan-27-06 Milan Drasko (replies)
   Jan-25-06 C D'Amore vs Aprea, 1970 (replies)
   Jan-19-06 V Ruban vs A Poluljahov, 1994 (replies)
   Jan-16-06 W Schoen vs I Thompson, 2006
   Jan-14-06 Tiviakov vs Adams, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-09-06 T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann, 1985 (replies)
   Jan-07-06 Karpov vs Yudasin, 1988 (replies)
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