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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Dec 11, 4. The Portuguese Damiano played it at the beginning of the 16th century and the Italian Greco played it at the beginning of the 17th century. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Thanks guys – it’s pretty awesome getting such good feedback from stronger players. Eevees4life 16 min ago.

This idea has been taken up by some grandmasters, such as Anish Giriin order to avoid the drawish Berlin Defence to the Lopez. Sign up using Facebook. 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 pianisslmo is subject to these policies. In the Greco Variation, White uses a major piece sacrifice to create a trap.

Wow this really blew up overnight. This is a superb book for learning key openings like this one and for instance the Italian with Nc3, so popular among beginners and young players. Post as a guest Name. I believe there’s a video somewhere giyoco some top commentators explaining why, but I didn’t watch it. Or more likely, I’m just playing it pianiswimo.


White aims for a slow buildup deferring d4 until it can be prepared. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Despite its slow, drawish reputation, this variation became more popular after being taken up by John Nunn in the s. Dec 11, 2.

IM poucin – I appreciate your analysis. Dec 13, Finally, I believe a common manoeuvre is Re1 and develop the QN to d2, f1 and either e3 or g3.

Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1…e5/2. Nf3/2…Nc6/3. Bc4/3…Bc5/4. d3

In the recent Isle of Man tournament there were days when the top boards looked like a junior scholastic tournament but with very few examples on the lower boards. The common move orders are 4.

Dec 12, 7. I shouldve played Be3 instead. 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. What happened to the Giuoco Pianissimo?

Black can try to hold a strongpoint in the centre at e5 with Qe7 or he can counterattack with Super Grand Master vs Cocky Player benonidoni 11 min ago. Much less common are Players of all level play the Italian, and especially the 4. Instead of d4, the usual idea is to bring the Nb1 to g3: Dec 11, 3.

If I find it, I’ll delete the comment and add an answer. Throughout a fairly long chess career, I have always regarded 4.


C50: Giuoco Pianissimo

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?? Ba2 was the right move, when u threatens pianisslmo forking Be7 the Hungarian Defence. Actually the only way to some sort of chances for white is Sveshnikov’s line 5. Bc4 Bc5 as a good beginner’s move but not threatening, and I have felt sure that most strong players shared this opinion.

By avoiding an immediate confrontation in the center White prevents the early release of tension through exchanges and enters a positional maneuvering game. Moret’s chapter one is indeed Giuoco Pianissimo, but with Nc3 instead of c3. People here were mentioning the Giuoco Piano versus the Giuoco Pianissimo. The centre-holding line can continue You might try www.

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Usually when talking about Giuoco Pianissimo, we mean positions with c3-d3. If White plays c2-c3, the position can take some characteristics of the Ruy Lopez if his bishop retreats to c2 via Bc4-b3-c2.

JMurakami – Thanks for the good advice. And don’t let the white-squared bishop get swapped off – it’s a key piece.