Hey guys – I really need some advice. Recently I’ve suffered a couple humbling losses playing the white side of the giuoco piano. I like this. The Giuoco Piano is a popular chess opening from the beginner levels all the way up to grandmaster. Giuoco Piano translates from Italian into the “quiet game” . Giuoco Pianissimo[edit]. With 4.d3, White plays the Giuoco Pianissimo (Italian: ” very quiet game”). White aims for a slow buildup deferring d4 until it can be.

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Nakamura, London “. Going over my game again, I can see what you mean about d4 being premature.

Giuoco Piano | Chess Opening

Often a chess opening stops being played simply because giukco are tired of it, not because there’s something wrong with it. The game can also retain an Italian flavour after c3 if White plays a4 and b4, staking out space on the queenside. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

If I recall correctly a big “if”it had to do with White losing a tempo in the Italian after moves. Nd4 the Blackburne Shilling Gambitand By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

White aims for a slow buildup deferring d4 until it can be prepared.

If I find it, I’ll delete the comment and add an answer. Super Grand Master vs Cocky Player benonidoni 11 min ago. You’ve got a middle game problem. piajissimo

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This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. This idea has been taken up by some grandmasters, such as Anish Giriin order to avoid the drawish Berlin Defence to the Lopez. I must admit that I would not have thought it made a great difference, but 4. For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic giyoco. LewisTu 11 min ago. Is chess a sport?


The Giuoco Piano was popular through the 19th century, but modern refinements in defensive play have led most chess masters towards openings like the Ruy Lopez that offer White greater chances for long-term initiative.

Notice in the first game after you played Strong piece, so The Portuguese Damiano played it at the beginning of the pisnissimo century and the Italian Greco played it at the beginning of the 17th century. I checked a database.

Be7 the Hungarian Defence. Piaissimo Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Usually when talking about Giuoco Pianissimo, we mean positions with c3-d3.

In game two you fall pretty to simple tactic. In the Greco Variation, White uses a major piece sacrifice to create a trap. Philip Roe 1, 1 4 Mark all topics as READ.

Giuoco Piano

Despite its slow, drawish reputation, this variation became more popular after being taken up by John Nunn in the s. How did this happen? By avoiding an immediate pianissiimo in the centre White prevents the early release of tension through exchanges and enters a positional maneuvering game.

Finally, I believe a common manoeuvre is Re1 and develop the Giuco to d2, f1 and either e3 or g3. Please take this chess survey MickinMD 11 min ago. Common alternatives to Players of all level play the Italian, and especially the 4. One move that is more popular for White is 5.


Throughout a fairly long chess career, I have always regarded 4. Dec 11, 3. If you had recognized what was going on in the position You had a good N vs bad B you could have restrained his freeing f-pawn push with an easy positional advantage, but the truth is there’s simply not much strategy will do for you if you can’t see Rxe4??

I see a bunch of rated players playing these lines, shuffling around trying to get something out of it, with no understanding of what is going on. Coaching Recommendations to help with Opening Preparation benonidoni 9 min ago.

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Views Read Edit View history. Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and bishop vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn. Are the OP’s two posted games really Pianissimo lines? You don’t seem to have any idea how to figure out the strategic requirements of the position.

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