Online_Chess

Register and play online chess>>>

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Gioacchino Greco

Gioacchino Greco (1600-c.1634) was an Italian chess player and writer. Greco recorded some of the first chess games on record, 77 in total. His games, all against anonymous opponents ("NN"), were quite possible constructs, but acted as highly useful tools for spotting opening traps. Among his games/constructions were the first smothered mate:
NN vs Greco 1620

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.Re1 O-O 6.c3 Qe7 7.d4 exd4 8.e5 Ng4 9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Qh4 11.Nf3 Qxf2+ 12.Kh1 Qg1+ 13.Nxg1 Nf2# 0-1

and this stunning queen sacrifice:

Greco vs NN 1619

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 f5 4.exf5 Bxg2 5.Qh5+ g6 6.fxg6 Nf6 7.gxh7 Nxh5 8.Bg6# 1-0

Greco paved the way for many of the attacking legends of the Romantic era, such as Paul Morphy and Francois Philidor

text is available under the GNU Free Documentation License

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

 

 

Top 5 Chess Players
1. PakOgah courage100courage70courage80courage90honourmerit100merit20merit50
2. bantall botslayercourage100courage70courage80courage90honourmerit100swisstournament4
3. geneve botslayercourage100courage70courage80courage90honourmerit100merit20merit50swisstournament16tournament4
4. cazper35 botslayercourage100courage70courage80courage90
5. Eagle_2 botslayercourage100courage70courage80courage90merit100merit20merit50
Online Chess Links

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Play Online Chess

If you have a website or a homepage, feel free to link to ChessManiac using these links: Play online chess

Online Chess Widget

SpringWidgets
RSS Reader
This widget is the staple of our platform. Read all your feeds right here with this one widget - Supported feeds are OPML, RSS, RDF, ATOM. Watch your favorite Podcast in the embedded Video Player on the Desktop or publish your own video playlist to your site for others to view!
Get this widget!

Daily Online Chess Puzzle