Giuoco Piano

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The Giuoco Piano (Italian for quiet game) is a chess opening deriving from the Italian Game and beginning with the moves:

  • 1. e4 e5
  • 2. Nf3 Nc6
  • 3. Bc4 Bc5

The Giuoco Piano is one of the oldest recorded chess openings. It is also known as the Italian Opening. It can lead to such variations as the Giuoco Pianissimo or the Evans Gambit.