The Giuoco Pianissimo begins with the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 (see the diagram on the left).
It is one of the oldest openings in chess, dated back to the early 16th Century.
The Giuoco Pianissimo was given its name by the legendary chess player Adolf Anderssen, meaning “Very Quiet Game.” White aims for a slow buildup, not playing d4 immediately, but deciding to wait until he can prepare it.
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Giuoco Pianissimo with 4…Bc5
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5
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