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Gioachino Greco
Member since Aug-27-05 · Last seen Dec-08-06
I'm a chess researcher more than a player at the moment. I think that the idea that you can adopt the style of a man who's been dead for hundreds of years to be fascinating.

Right now I'm tracking down Greco's writings. I have already gone to the Library of Congress to retrieve and copy one, and I'm getting another, earlier translation at Penn State University.

My favorite players are Greco, Anderssen, and Philidor.

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   Gioachino Greco has kibitzed 19 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-05-06 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Gioachino Greco: A MODEST PROPOSAL Many of you are familiar with the "greatest player of all time" debates. Unfortunately, there has been no objective measurement that can accurately gauge playing ability--though attempts have recently been made. Remember the article a while ago from ...
   Nov-28-06 Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1560 (replies)
Gioachino Greco: <whitehat1963>It's too difficult to gauge the relative strength of Lopez and Philidor to answer that question. You might have a better chance with Philidor and Greco--Philidor has several blindfolded/odds/simul games preserved (about sixty, I believe), and something ...
   Nov-28-06 William Lewis (replies)
Gioachino Greco: Lewis has as good a claim as Deschapelles to the unofficial "world championship". He was the best player in England from Sarratt's death to MacDonnell's prime, and beat Deschapelles (+1 =2) in a short match when he and Cochrane went to France to try their abilities against ...
   Nov-20-06 Francois Philidor (replies)
Gioachino Greco: <James Demery> Yes, Greco won every game.
   Oct-31-06 Alexandre Deschapelles (replies)
Gioachino Greco: <Emperor Atahualpa> Deschappelles also has several games at odds recorded against William Lewis in one of Lewis's books.
   Oct-10-06 Paul Morphy (replies)
Gioachino Greco: The use of computer databases of problems has brought this question into the limelight for me--just how superior, if at all, do you believe modern chess instruction is compared to a couple of centuries ago? Previously, methods were simpler. An 18th century English-speaking ...
   May-07-06 Hydra (Computer) (replies)
Gioachino Greco: <Radbul> Agreed--Deep Blue would prove too much of a cost hurdle......unless someone could sponsor recreating it for a match against the next world champion (as a "celebrity" of sorts, Deep Blue could generate a lot of attention in a rematch with a human champion). As ...
   May-02-06 Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais (replies)
Gioachino Greco: <Maatalkko> I agree that Greco is debateable. His writings alone are not sufficient grounds for a world championship claim--just as Carrera, Polerio, Lopez, Damiano, etc. cannot be regarded as world champions. What distinguishes Greco is the fact that he travelled ...
   Sep-10-05 Adolf Anderssen (replies)
Gioachino Greco: I wonder if anyone has an opinion on who would win a match between a in-prime Anderssen and an in-prime Steinitz. I have always suspected that Anderssen might just be able to surmount Steinitz's advantage in theory with his greater combinative ability. What do you think?
   Aug-27-05 Gioachino Greco (replies)
Gioachino Greco: If I could see one hypothetical chess match, it would be between Gioachino Greco and Philidor. The match would have it all--two contrasting styles, two evenly matched players of great historical interest, and the fact that both players absolutely dominated their era and both
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