Ercole del Rio

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Ercole del Rio, 1750 (?)
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a8 black king
c7 black queen
d6 black pawn
g6 white knight
a5 white knight
g5 white pawn
c4 white bishop
c2 white king
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White to move and draw
Solution: 1.Ne7! d5 2.Nec6 dxc4 3.Kc3 and 4.Kxc4 positional draw

Domenico Ercole del Rio (c. 1718 – c. 1802) was an Italian lawyer and author. He published a 110-page chess book in 1750 which was the basis of a work by Giambattista Lolli thirteen years later. He composed many chess problems. He was one of the Modenese Masters. He was known as "the Devil who could never be beaten".[citation needed]

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  • Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth (1992), The Oxford Companion to Chess (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-280049-3

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